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Jaunsari is a Western Pahari language of northern India spoken in the Chakrata and Kalsi blocks of Dehradun district in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Jaunsari is included in the Definitely Endangered category on Red Book of Endangered Languages published by UNESCO.[4]

Native toIndia
EthnicityJaunsari people
Native speakers
136,779 (2011)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3jns


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
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  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jaunsari". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ "UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger". new edition of the Atlas of endangered languages. UNESCO.