Shina Language spoken cities in Pakistan

Shina is local language, spoken in the following cities or towns in Pakistan.

It belongs to the group of Indo-Aryan language and is spoken by the Shina people. The Shina is the major ethnic groups living in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Indus Kohistan areas. It is one of the main languages spoken in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. More than 1.1 million people Shina language speakers live in Pakistan and India. It is a language spoken in the Upper Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir in Pakistan, Kargil in Ladakh district in Indian-occupied Kashmir. It is also spoken in Hunza, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamer, and Astore in Gilgit-Baltistan. It has no proper writing system yet.
  • Astore


    Astore is district in the Gilgit-Baltistan and located at an altitude of 8,500 feet on the eastern side of Mount Nanga Parbat, at the distance of 60 km from Gilgit main city. Astore region ascends from the Indus River from Jaglot in Diamer district. The valley is famous for different kinds of important medicinal plants and herbs. In summer, the colors of the valley become very much attractive due to various kinds of colorful flowers.
    Visiting Locations in Astore

  • Chilas

    Chilas is the capital town of Diamer district on the Karakoram Highway on the left side of the Indus River at the foot of Nanga Parbat. It is located at an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level at a distance of 471 km from Islamabad via Besham through KKH and Hazara Motorway M-15. It is also accessible via Naran, Kaghan Valley, in less time by crossing Babusar Top.
    Visiting Locations in Chilas

  • Diamer

    Diamer is the district of Gilgit-Baltistan on the Karakoram Highway along the Indus River. It is the gateway to access the mighty mountains of Karakoram Range in Gilgit-Baltistan from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. The Chilas is the capital town of the Diamer district. One of the major importance of this city is the Nanga Parbat, which is the 9th highest mountain in the world, having a height of 8,126 meters.
    Visiting Locations in Diamer

  • Ghizer

    Ghizer district is located along the Gilgit River on the west of the Gilgit River. It is the most beautiful and attractive valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. It has a number of colorful valleys with singing streams within the green fields. It is the gateway to Chitral from the Gilgit side via Shandur Pass.
    Visiting Locations in Ghizer

  • Gilgit

    Gilgit is a splendid place for tourists, situated at the altitude of 4800 feet in the southwest of Karakorum Range in the Gilgit-Baltistan Province near the confluence of the Gilgit River and Hunza River. It is the capital of the Gilgit-Baltistan province, which is an administrative territory of Pakistan.
    Visiting Locations in Gilgit

  • Gupis Yasin

    Gupis Yasin is located in the west of Gilgit-Baltistan in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush Range at a distance of 187 KM from the Gilgit main city. It is given the status of district in 2019 and separated from Ghizer district including Gupis, Yasin, and Phander Tehsil.
    Visiting Locations in Gupis Yasin

  • Neelum Valley

    Neelum Valley, a bow-shaped thickly forested region, is the last district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan, located at the distance of 100km from Muzzafarabad at an altitude of 5,299 feet. Its name is due to the Neelum River, flowing across the valley. Valley is divided among Pakistan and Indian held Kashmir, the LOC is normally moved along the Neelum River in this valley.
    Visiting Locations in Neelum Valley