Sounds of Hindko

Hindko is known through northern Pakistan as a sweet, melodic language. With it's use of three distinctive tones in a pitch melody system similar to Panjabi, Hindko speakers often sound like they are singing when outsiders overhear their conversations. This soft and fluid language stands in contrast to the more staccato sounds of Urdu or Pashto and is favored regionally for recitation of poetry and song.

Click on the players below to hear for yourself some of the sounds of Hindko:

    Push Play for "Sabar da phal" MP3 File

    Push Play for "Hindko in Song —unknown artist" MP3 File