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Sindhi language

सिन्धी ਸਿੰਧੀ سنڌي
Word Sindhi in Perso-Arabic.svg
Native to Sindh
Region South Asia
Native speakers
75 million (2015)
Arabic, Devanagari, Khudabadi alphabet, Laṇḍā, Roman Sindhi, Gurmukhi
Official status
Official language in
Pakistan (Sindh)
Regulated by Sindhi Language Authority (Pakistan),
National Council For Promotion Of Sindhi Language (India)
Language codes
ISO 639-1 sd
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 Variously:
snd – Sindhi
lss – Lasi
sbn – Sindhi Bhil
Glottolog sind1272  (Sindhi)
sind1270  (Sindhi Bhil)
lasi1242  (Lasi)
Linguasphere 59-AAF-f
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or Sindhi
Direction Left-to-right
ISO 15924 Sind, 318
Unicode alias

Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/ (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh. In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government.

Most Sindhi speakers are concentrated in Pakistan in the Sindh province, and in India, the Kutch region of the state of Gujarat and in the Ulhasnagar region of the state of Maharashtra. The remaining speakers in India are composed of the Sindhi Hindus who migrated from Sindh, which became a part of Pakistan and settled in India after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and the Sindhi diaspora worldwide. Sindhi language is spoken in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan as well as the states of Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat in India as well as immigrant communities in Hong Kong, Oman, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK and the United States.