Pakistan: Languages

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Source Translators without Borders
Date of Dataset December 31, 1998-December 31, 1998
Updated 6 February 2020
Expected Update Frequency As needed
Methodology Census
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Mother tongue is defined in the Pakistan 1998 census as the language which parents speak with their children in daily life. No language data is available for Saraiki at admin 2 level. Saraiki speakers at this level may be represented in Other, or in Punjab, which Saraiki is sometimes treated as a dialect of. Language shares below 0.1% of an area population have been discarded. All decimal values have been rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places. Though the census covered all of Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the sample provided by IPUMS does not include the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. Additionally, the administrative boundaries provided by OCHA did not include the former Kashmir territories on either side of the Line of Control. Future versions of this dataset could include language information for these regions if the data becomes accessible.

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