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Wasaib.com is a community initiative to encourage and further academic research on Seraiki language and culture. Over the years, we have accumulated a great collection of articles and resources, and all the material can be accessed on these pages. (Note: We are currently rebuilding the website and you might some notice broken links or missing articles, we apologize for that).

Seraiki is a language of great antiquity in the Indian sub-continent. It served as “Lingua Franca” among the people living around i.e. the Bloch and Sindhis, the Pashtoons and Punjabis etc. for centuries. It also remained the language of commerce and trade until recent times. Today over forty million people of Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, Multan and Sargodha divisions of present Punjab and Dera Ismail Khan speak it as a first language. It is widely spoken and understood as a second language in Northern and Western Sind down to the suburbs of Karachi and in Kachhi plain of Baluchistan.