Shina language

language from the Dardic sub-group of the Indo-Aryan languages family spoken by the Shina people, living in Kashmir region in Pakistan and India

Shina (also known as Tshina) is a Dardic language spoken by a some people in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan.

Native toPakistan, India
RegionNorthern Areas, Pakistan
Native speakers
(500,000 cited 1981 census)[1]
Arabic Script
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
scl – Shina
plk – Kohistani Shina
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  1. Shina at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
    Kohistani Shina at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)