Kalkoti is a Dardic language of the Shina group spoken in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is surrounded by languages predominantly in the Kohistani group.It is only spoken in a few villages of Kalkot
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The phonemes /q, ʦ, x, z, ɣ, ɽ/ have likely been introduced by loanwords. The voiceless aspirate series is secure, and, unlike the neighboring Palula language, Kalkoti does not have a breathy voiced series. The phonemic status of /ʔ/ is unclear and is likely tied to tone in Kalkoti.
Kalkoti's system of tone likely was similar to Shina's two tone system; however, under pressure from its Kohistani neighbors it may now have a more complex tone inventory.
- Kalkoti at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kalkoti". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Henrik, Liljegren (2013), "Notes on Kalkoti: A Shina Language with Strong Kohistani Influences", Linguistic Discovery Vol. 11, Issue 1, Dartmoth University: 134–144