Torwali is a language spoken by the Torwali people of Swat in northern Pakistan. It is part of the Dardic branch of the Indo-Aryan languages, and is closely related to the neighbouring languages of Kalam and Ushojo. Torwali is spoken by around 400,000 people, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of Pakistan. The Torwali language has a rich oral tradition, and is known for its unique sound system. Torwali words are often written using a modified form of the Arabic alphabet, which includes extra letters to represent the language's sounds. Torwali is an endangered language, as many young people are choosing to speak more widely-used languages such as Urdu and English. However, there are efforts underway to promote and preserve the language, including a Torwali dictionary and a radio station that broadcasts in Torwali.

Language group

Indic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Torwali, Pakistan, Arabic
Torwali, Pakistan
Torwali, Arabic