Language is the way of communication between two people. Language is the most important part of the culture. A language represents the people’s identity and heritage. As we all know that Urdu is the national language of Pakistan but many other regional languages are spoken by the people living in Pakistan. Here in this article, I would tell you about the major languages spoken in Pakistan. Different communities of people live in Pakistan and they are identified on the basis of the language they speak.
People who belong to a certain cast and speak a particular language that is related to that cast. Here is given below the list of the most spoken languages of Pakistan. Here all viewers took the full list of Pakistan’s Most Spoken Languages of Total Speakers.
Pakistan Most Spoken Languages List with Number of Total Speakers
|Sr. no||Name of Language||Number of Speakers||Percentage||Main Areas in which that language is spoken|
Punjabi is the language which is spoken by majority of people in Pakistan. Punjabi is the third most natively spoken language in south Asia. Punjabi is also the second most spoken language in the United Kingdom. Punjabi is the most widely spoken mother tongue in Pakistan. It is estimated that 70% of Pakistanis can understand Punjabi language. Majhi is the standard dialect of Punjabi language because it is standard of written Punjabi. Punjabi is spoken in various areas of Pakistan that include Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad,Gujranwala, Wazirabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Pakpattan, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin Districts of Pakistan Punjab Province and also in major cities of Pakistani Punjab. 86% people of Lahore speak Punjabi. Majority of Indians also speak Punjabi language.
Pashto is the second most spoken language in Pakistan. It is mainly spoken on Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and areas of FATA. Karachi is one of the biggest Pashto speaking cities in the world although the Pashto speakers constitute only about 25% of the city’s population. Pashto language is rich in written and oral tradition. Khushal Khan Khatak and Rehman Baba were famous poets of Pasto Language.
Sindhi is the third most spoken language in Pakistan. Sindhi is spoken mostly in Sindh, southern Punjab and parts of Baluchistan. In Pakistan 54 million people speak Sindhi language. Sindhi language has six major dialects named as Sireli, Vicholi, Lari, Thari, Lasi and Kachhi. There are 52 alphabets of Sindhi Language. The people living in Karachi, Hyderabad, sukkur, larkana, Shikarpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, and Nawabshah speak sindhi language. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai was the famous poet of sindhi language.
Saraiki is the fourth most spoken language of Pakistan which is mostly spoken in southern Punjab of Pakistan. People living in the areas of Multan, Lodhran, Bahawalpur,Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan districts speak Saraiki language. Majority of people of D I Khan also speak Saraiki language. About an estimate more than 17 million saraiki people live in Pakistan.
Urdu is the National language of Pakistan and the 5th most spoken language of Pakistan. It is the official language of Pakistan and about 8% of Pakistanis speak Urdu their mother tongue. Urdu is being considered the symbol of national unity because when two unknown people meet they speak Urdu. With the passage of time new words are added in Urdu language but it is a complete and vast language. There are many famous Urdu poets of Pakistan.
Balochi is the sixth most spoken language in Pakistan. This language is mostly spoken in Baluchistan province. Rakhshani is the major dialect of balochi language. There are many other dialects of balochi language. Balochi is very rich language and there were many famous poets of balochi language in the past.