Bhakkar is the principal city of Bhakkar District, Punjab, Pakistan. It lies on the left bank of the Indus river. It has a population of almost 300,000. Bhakkar was founded probably towards the close of the fifteenth century by a body of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan.
The people of Bhakkar speaks Punjabi as a major language nearly 95% people speaks punjabi and there are also other languages spoken in this city which are Thalochi, majhi, jandali, shapuri, jhangvi. So there are 5% people who use other languages.
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People of Bhakar district speak a great variety of Punjabi dialects, although few of these dialects are called as a separate language “Saraiki”, but because of good and loving nature of people there is no distinction or hate among different dialects and have a mix culture of Great (East and West) Punjab.
- Thalochi (Local Desert Punjabi dialect spoken by 60%)
- Majhi (Standard Punjabi spoken by 30%, Specially spoken in newly cultivated and city areas)
- Jandali/Rohi (Northern border area near Mianwali district)
- Shapuri (North Eastern border area near Khushab district)
- Jhangvi (South Eastern border area near Jhang district)
Other Languages include:
- Urdu is mother tongue of few people but being national language is spoken and understood by the sizeable population.
Bhakkar is now a bustling town, with population of more than three hundred thousand.
- English is also understood and spoken by few, mainly educated elite.
- Pashto which is spoken by minority population in the KPK province border areas and in the cities.
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