Indigenous Group Muhajir (Also known as: Mohajir)
Location Pakistan, Sindh and Punjab Provinces, Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Multan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Nawashah, Bahawalpur, Mirpur Khas
Estimated Population 10,719,000 (1993, SIL International)
Environment Urban
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Commerce / Trade
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Urdu
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central Zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani
Alternate Names:Islami, Undri, Urudu
Dialects: Intelligible with Hindi, but has formal vocabulary borrowed from Arabic and Persian. Dakhini is freer of Persian and Arabic loans than Urdu. Rekhta is a form of Urdu used in poetry.
Website URLs Ethnologue - Urdu, a language of Pakistan
Wikipedia - Muhajir Urdu
Armed Conflict Events Data - Sindhi-Mujahir Violence In Pakistan 1984-1992
Partition, Migration and Political Development in Pakistan
NGOs Refugees International