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Shina people

Shina people
Ethnic Groups in Pakistan (Dark Orange Area in Pakistan and India)
Regions with significant populations
 Pakistan 1,084,673 (in 2004)
 India 1,85,720
 China 7,860
Shi'a Islam(majority Ismailism)
Related ethnic groups
Kashmiri people and Other Dardic peoples

The Shina are the Dardic people originating in southern Gilgit–Baltistan, Chitral and western part of Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, as well as Dras Valley and Gurais/ Kishenganga Valley region in northern Kashmir of India. They also live in some parts of Pakistani Kashmir. They speak an Indo-Aryan language, called Shina language, with varied dialects.

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