Hindko Spoken Areas

The speakers of Hindko live primarily in seven districts: Mansehra,Torghar, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Nowshehra, Akora Khattak, Swabi and Kohat  in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Attock and Rawalpindi in Punjab and parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir including Muzafarabad. "Hindko is the linguistic majority in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, represented in nearly one-third of the province's total households." (Pakhtunkhwa referring to KP province In Abbottabad District 88 per cent of households reported speaking Hindko, in Mansehra District 77 per cent, in Peshawar District 35 per cent, and in Kohat District 40 per cent (1986). Testing of inherent intelligibility among Hindko dialects through the use of recorded tests has shown that there is a northern (Hazara) dialect group and a southern group. And the langauge inteligibility is highly recognized among different dialects.