English to Sindhi & Sindhi to English Dictionary
Sindhi Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Sindhi or Sindhi to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.
About the Sindhi Language
Sindhi (سنڌي / सिन्धी ) is the language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh. In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. Abroad there are some 2.6 million Sindhis. Sindhi has a rich literary tradition, with the earliest known work being the "Shah Jo Risalo" written in the 18th century by the Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. It has produced many poets and authors, including Sachal Sarmast, who is considered to be one of the greatest poets in the language. Sindhi script is called "Arabic" script, it is widely used for writing the Sindhi language. Despite its rich history, Sindhi has faced challenges in recent years with the rise of other languages such as Urdu, English and other regional languages. This has led to a decline in the use of Sindhi, particularly among the youth. However, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, such as the inclusion of Sindhi in the curriculum of schools and the establishment of Sindhi-language radio and television programs. In recent years, the use of technology has also helped to promote the language, with the internet and social media providing a platform for Sindhi speakers to connect and share information. Sindhi is a rich and unique language with a long history and a rich literary tradition. Despite facing challenges, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, and with the help of technology, it is possible for the language to continue to thrive in the future.
Spoken In : Sindh, Pakistan and Kutch, India. Also immigrant communities in India, Hong Kong, Oman, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK, USA, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka
Native Speakers: 25 million (2007)
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Northwestern Zone > Sindhi languages > Sindhi
Writing system: Arabic, Devanagari, Khudabadi alphabet, Laṇḍā, Gurmukhi
Official language in: Pakistan (Sindh), India
Regulated by: Sindhi Language Authority (Pakistan), Indian Institute of Sindhology (India)
Language codes: sd (ISO 639-1), snd (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)
Most Sindhi speakers are concentrated in the Sindh province and in Kutch, Gujarat, India where the Kutchi dialect is a local language. The remaining speakers in India are composed of the Hindu Sindhis who migrated from Sindh, which became a part of Pakistan and settled in India after partition and the Sindhi diaspora worldwide.