Bhaya language

Native to Pakistan
Region Sindh province
Native speakers
70 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bhe
Glottolog bhay1238[2]

Bhaya is a moribund and possibly extinct Indo-Aryan language spoken in the lower Sindh province. According to Ethnologue,[3] it belongs to the Western Hindi subgroup, and possesses considerable lexical and morphemic similarities with neighbouring languages. An unwritten language, it has often been subject to erroneous, arbitrary, or politically-motivated designation as a dialect.


  1. Bhaya at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bhaya". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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