- Language: Kashmiri
- Alternate names: KESHUR, KASCHEMIRI, CASHMIRI, CASHMEEREE, KACMIRI
- Language code: kas
- Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northwestern zone, Dardic, Kashmiri
- Number of speakers: 4511000
Bilingualism in Urdu, English. Literature can be traced to the 1400s, and poetry is important. Not used in primary education. National language. Grammar. SVO. Literacy rate in second language: Men 36.29%, women 15.88%; rural 21.63%, urban 45.56% (1981 census). Another source: Kashmiri 5%, Urdu 5%. Persian-based script. Mountain slope, valleys. Agriculturalists: rice, wheat, maize; craftsmen (weaving, carpets, carving, furniture, papier mache). 6,000 feet. Muslim, Christian. Bible 1899, out of print.
- Wade, Thomas Russell. A grammar of the Kashmiri language : as spoken in the valley of Kashmir, North India. Jammu Tawi : Jay Kay, 1996.