Dogri (डोगरी or ڈوگرى) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about five million people in India and Pakistan, chiefly in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, but also in northern Punjab, other parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and elsewhere. Dogri speakers are called Dogras, and the Dogri-speaking region is called Duggar. Although formerly treated as a Punjabi dialect, It is now considered to be a member of the Western Pahari group of languages. The language is referred to as Pahari (पहाड़ी or پہاڑی) in Pakistan. Unusually for an Indo-European language, it is tonal, a trait it shares with other Western Pahari languages and Punjabi.
It has several varieties, all with greater than 80% lexical similarity (within Jammu and Kashmir). Before gaining language status, per the Census of India, it was classified as one of the many varieties of Punjabi, such as Majhi or Doabi.