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Hijra Farsi


Tanam Farsooda Jaan para / Ya Rasool ALLAH Farsi/Urdu


Interview with a Pakistani Hijra


Farsi Kalam | مولانا الیاس گھمن کلام | نیا فارسی کلام


Choon Mah Dar Arz-o-Sama | Maulana Jami R.A | Farsi Naat | Focusrite Scarlett Solo Recording


Farsi Language Translations

Hijra Farsi is a secret language spoken by South-Asian hijra and koti communities. Hijras are a marginalized transgender community that lives in sequestered groups in many cities of India and Pakistan. The language, also known as Koti Farsi, is spoken by the hijra community throughout Pakistan and North India. The language is based on Hindustani and not Farsi, as suggested by the name. The sentence structure is similar to Urdu, but noticeable distinctions exist. Even though the language is not actually based on Persian (Farsi), the hijras consider the language to be related to the language of the Mughal Empire, which they associate with the origin of hijra identity. Hijra Farsi is most similar to Hindi, but is not intelligible to Hindi speakers due to distinctive intonation and a large amount of distinctive vocabulary.
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