Kashmiri is spoken in the states of Jammu and Kashmir in India and since 2008 it has been a compulsory subject in the schools within the Kashmiri Valley. It is one of the 22 Scheduled Languages of India.
As with many languages, religion influences vocabulary in Kashmiri; Muslims borrow words of Persian and Arabic origin whilst Hindus use vocabulary of Sanskrit origin.
Today Kashmiri is written in several different scripts: a modified Perso-Arabic script from right-to-left, Devanagari (where each character is made of consonant and vowel or just a consonant) from left-to-right and also, occasionally, the Latin script. Previously the Sharada script was also used but this is now only used with religious ceremonies.
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