The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its beauty and landscape. As far as the local languages of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, they are varied and spoken all around the region.
Some of the popular local languages of Himachal Pradesh are Mandiali (spoken in Mandi District), Kulavi (spoken in Kullu), Chameali (spoken in Chamba), Hinduari (spoken in Nalagarh and its surrounding area), Pangwali, Miahasvi (spoken in Mahasu region), Kehluri (spoken in Bilaspur), the list goes on.
In addition to the dialects mentioned above, other popular languages that are understood and spoken in major parts of the state are Lahauli, Spitian (Bohts) and Kinnauri. You’ll find both dialect speakers in Himachal, they are pretty good and sweet talkers who will make you smile with their accent because it sounds sweet to hear.
It does more sound like Punjabi but actually is very different in a deeper sense. Every 5 to 10 KM, the language changes a little bit. It all depends on which area you are in.
Here’s a list of basic words and phrases which will help you while travelling to Himachal Pradesh:
3. How are you?
– Tuse kendhe si?
4. I’m fine
– Badiya, thik saa ji
5. Thank you
– Shukriya ji, dhanyabaad ji tusaraa.
– Maaf keryit
7. Will you help me?
– Meri madad kerle tuse?
8. What is your name?
– Tusa raa naa ki saa?
– Tusa raa naa ki sa ji? If someone is older than you, use this.
9. My name is…
– Meraa naa saa…..
10. I have to go to this place. Can you please tell me how to go there?
-. Mu janaa ti…….. jagha. Kendhe janoo?
11. Can I have some water?
-. Paani lodi ti mu thoda?
12. Is there any ATM nearby?
-. Okhe koinche ATM saa hola?
13. Is there any restaurant nearby?
-. Okhe koi khaane pine ri jahga saa?
14. Is there any accommodation available nearby?
-. Rohne ri jagha saa ji okhe koinche?
-. Acha ji namaste. Acha ji haun chalnu eve, thik saa ji tebe haun jaanoo eve.
Now you are all set to go. Namaste!
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