Missing from the ‘minority mainstream’: Pahari-speaking diaspora in Britain

  title={Missing from the ‘minority mainstream’: Pahari-speaking diaspora in Britain},
  author={Serena Hussain},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  pages={483 - 497}
  • S. Hussain
  • Published 29 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Pahari speakers form one of the largest ethnic non-European diasporas in Britain. Despite their size and over 60 years of settlement on British shores, the diaspora is shrouded by confusion regarding official and unofficial categorisations, remaining largely misunderstood as a collective with a shared ethnolinguistic memory. This has had implications for the recognition of Pahari within mainstream minority language provision. The first half of the article explores why Pahari has remained… 

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