Local People of Kashmir

The natives of Kashmir are known as Kashmiris. Some believe Kashmiris to be descents from the migratory (Central Asian / European) Indo-Aryan tribe, while others believe that they hold their origins in Israel.

They speak in Kashmiri, an Indo-Dardic dialect, and Koshu which is a mix of Hindi and Sanskrit with Persian influences.

The religious demographic varies, with the Ladakh area having a largely Buddhist population, the Jammu area with a Hindu majority, and the Kashmir valley with a 95 % Muslim population. The people culture, in spite of religious variety, seems to be harmonised, with blended influences.

Kashmir is also home to people like Anupam Kher, Kunal Khemu and Om Prakash who are famous Bollywood actors.