Gahri language

Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
4,000 (1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bfu
Glottolog gahr1239[2]

Gahri, also known as Ghara, Lahuli of Bunan, Boonan, Punan, Poonan, Erankad, Keylong Boli or Bunan, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh . The number of people speaking the language is only approximately 4,000 in India.[1]

Geographic distribution

According to Ethnologue, Gahri is spoken in the Gahr Valley along the Bhaga River from its confluence with the Chandra River and upstream about 25 km (16 mi). It is spoken in villages such as Biling, Kardang, Kyelang, Guskyar, Yurnad, Gumrang, Barbog, Paspara, Pyukar and Styering.


  1. 1 2 Gahri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gahri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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