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January 19, 2020

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Balti Dictionary: Angrezi Aur Urdu Tarjumay Ke Saath

Major (Ret) Phacho Muhammad Iqbal

The language spoken in Baltistan is said to be directly descended from Old Tibetan, which was used throughout the extensive Tibetan empire from the ninth to 11th centuries CE. As well as a tool to help preserve the Balti language, this dictionary also serves to show how the language has changed and developed phonologically over hundreds of years.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, January 19th, 2020