Documentation of the Kundal Shahi Language, Kundal Shahi, Pakistan


Documentation of the Kundal Shahi Language, Kundal Shahi, Pakistan

Language: Kundal Shahi
Depositor: Khawaja Rehman
Location: Pakistan
Deposit Id: 0294
ELDP Id: SG0231
Level: Deposit

Group represented
The Kundal Shahi Community

Language information
konɖɑl ʃej di zɑbɑːn

Deposit contents
The Kundal Shahi language [shd] is spoken in the village of Kundal Shahi, in the Neelam Valley of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. It belongs to the North Western zone of the Indo-Aryan language family. The total number of active speakers is less than 700 individuals. The language is severely endangered as it is increasingly being replaced by Hindko. The language is under-documented. The documentation project aims to collect a range of text materials in audio and video format, translated with annotations.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Khawaja Rehman
Affiliation: Professor, University of Management Sciences & Technology Kotli

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Sharifullah and Ghulam Hussain tells about past incidents. Sharifullah tells how he started the work of bedding while Ghulam Hussain shares a story of his slaughtering a Buffalo. According to him he bought a buffalo for Eid but it jumped into river and he then had to slaughter there and had to sell the meet.

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Nazir Ahmed tells about the work conditions in Karachi before the deterioration of the present situation. He claims that work conditions and job opportunities were far better before the arrival of Afghan immigrants

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




elicited some traditional lexical items which are hardly in use. most of these words have been replaced with Hindko owrds. Aim of collecting these words was to see how loss of vocabulary is going on along with language shift

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




conversation about daily routines

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




In this text Ghulam Jilani and Khaleel talk about price hike and hardships of life

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Mr. Sharifullah and Nazir Ahmed are talking to each other about daily routines. Mr. Sharifullah talks to other community members on cell phone.

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Ashraf tells the benefits of speaking the Kundal Shahi language. He narrates very common story of escaping punishment of cow slaughter during the Dogra rule (before 1947). This story is widely quoted by the elderly members of the society. The cow slaughter or eating beef was prohibited during the Dogra rule in Kashmir. However, the Muslim would eat beef secretly. once the community members slaughtered a cow and the Dogra authorities came to knwo this and raided the village. They gathered the villagers at one place. As they did not know Kundal shahi, one of the Kundal shahi speaker told another to hide the cow meat in the presence of authorities and he did it thus the community members escaped the punishment/

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Muhammad Ashraf tells a unique experience of his bull during cross border shelling. During the bombardment on the village his bull circled round his house. There were many casualties and many houses were damaged by the shelling.

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Altaf tells how his father became stranger for him after second marriage as his mother had died very early.

Recorded on: 2015-11-02




Ghulam Hussain tells about different events of his life. He especially mentions how he broke his leg in an accident.

Recorded on: 2015-11-02