Abbottabad Bazaar
  In the District of Abbottabad, Hindko is the mother-tongue of more than 90% of the population.

Welcome to the Hindko Bazaar

This website is dedicated to the promotion and documentation of the Hindko language. Hindko is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in northern Pakistan by about 5 million people. It is the old language of the historic city of Peshawar. To this very day, the melodic sounds of Hindko can still be heard in the narrow streets and alleys of the colorful Hindko bazaar in the old city.

Hindko is recognized even by speakers of its neighboring languages as a sweet language, well suited to reciting poetry, singing love songs, or chatting among friends. From Peshawar to Abbottabad to Muzzafarabad, Hindko is a thriving, vital language used in every aspect of life by those who call it their mother-tongue. As you step inside the Hindko bazaar, whether you are a visitor or a resident, you are welcome.