There are between 70 and 80 languages spoken in Pakistan. Urdu is the national language and one of two official languages. English is the other official language. The 1998 Census lists the most spoken primary languages as: Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Saraiki, Urdu, and Balochi. The maps, documents, and datasets below provide information about languages spoken in the northeast part of the country.
Language data allows humanitarian organizations to better understand the languages people speak and understand, leading to better programming and accountability. We’re working with University College London’s Centre for Translation Studies and others to make language data more easily accessible and usable.