The Gandhara-Hindko Academy has published a dictionary of common words between Hindko-Pashto.
The 330-page dictionary is the result of research of a young writer and poet Ali Awais Khiyal, who is a research assistant at the Hindko Academy.
The title of the publication, designed by Saqib Hussain, carries the portraits of great Pashto poet Rahman Baba and known Hindko Sufi poet Sain Ahmad Ali. A senior Hindko writer, poet and research scholar, Muhammad Ziauddin, has written the foreword to the publication. He said that Pashto and Hindko are two important languages of the region and have a great linguistic affinity. He says both languages share words.
“A language does not develop in isolation. It borrows words from other fellow languages and keeps on growing by accommodating different words and expressions,” he said.