Seraiki wasaib (culture) is the proud inheritor of Indus Valley Civilization. Seraiki is an Indo-Arian language. Seraikis have their unique culture i.e. psyche, food habits, folk dances, music, poetry, idioms, dresses and way of living. In the span of long history many invaders from Central Asia and Iran conquered and settled here, but the rich Seraiki culture absorbed them altogether.
Seraiki is the mother-tongue of more than 40 million people in the south-western Pakistani Punjab. In the following districts Seraikis are in large majority: Mianwali, Taank, Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan Rajan Pur, Rahim Yarn Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawal Nagar, Vehari, Khanewal, Multan, Muzaffar garh, Layyah, Bakhar, Jhang, Khushab and Sargodha.
More than 10 million Pakhtoon and Baloch tribes are bilingual and most of them use Seraiki as their first language. Seraiki is widely spoken and understood in some parts of Sindh province and is the third biggest language of Balochistan. There is a large number of Seraiki speaking people in India and other parts of the world.
Its nomenclature (Seraiki) has been given by Sindhi brothers as Punjab or Punjabi given by the Iranians. The modern movement of revival of the Seraiki language and culture is only 40 year old. In this short period, Seraiki wasaib produced printed literature (novels, short stories, poetry books, periodicals, news papers, booklets etc.), a large number of poets and lok singers. Two Seraiki T.V. channels Kook and Waseb are on air and more to be launched soon. Seraiki Departments have been established in universities in Multan and Bahawalpur. Several cultural organizations are proactive in the vast Seraiki wasaib organizing ‘mushairas’ and public meetings. Seraiki is also on the web and more than a dozen Seraiki websites are online including
mera taluq mitha tawana ( district khushab) say hai. aur hamari language punjabi hai. mujhe ye samajh nahi aati kay saraiki log hamari language ko saraiki kyun kehte hain . jabke hum ise punjabi kehte hain.ye sach hai ke khushab district main saraiki bolney walay bhi rehtey hain ,lekin un ki tadad buhat kam hai. aur wo bhi thal desert ke paas rehte hain.
sirf ye hi nahi,ye log (nam nehad saraiki nationalist), jhang,sargodha,khanewal(jis ki 3 tehsilon (mian chanu,khanewal or kabirwala) main punjabi boli jati hai jo kay district khanewal ki kul abadi ka 63% banta hai) aur bahawalnagar( jis ka purana naam rujhanwal tha aur ye punjab ka hissa tha jis ko baad main nawab of bahawalpur ne apne kabzey main le kar is ka naam bahawalnagar rakh dia tha)ko bhi seraiki areas kehte hain.halan ke ye sab punjabi speaking areas hain.
mera ye cheez likhne ka sirf ye maqsad hai ke bhai jab ham saraiki ko punjabi kehte hain to mere saraiki bhaiyon ko bari takleef hoti hai .lekin wo hud bare shok se humari zabaan ko saraiki kehte hain.
humain is cheez se ijtinaab karna chahye.