JAMMU, Sept 18: In an effort to preserve languages spoken by the tribal communities of Gujjars and Bakerwals in Jammu and Kashmir, the lexicons of Gojri- the largest spoken tribal languages of the State, was recently published by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL).
Compiled by Dr Javaid Rahi, Chief Editor of Academy, this is the first ever concise dictionary in Gojri. The dictionary containing 70,000 words spoken by the Gujjars and Bakerwal communities have been prepared to cater the demand of Tribal Researchers of J&K and other 11 States of India where the Gujjar community lives and speak Gojri.
This is the fourth dictionary project which has been compiled under the supervision of noted Gojri writer Dr Javaid Rahi, who is also working as Chief Editor of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
The project was taken into hand by Gojri section of the Academy in 2012. Academy editorial staff members Mohammad Mansha Khaki, Shah Nawaz, Mian Arshad Qammar and Mehmood Riaz also worked in the project.