Kumaoni and Garhwali dialects are spoken is Kumaon and Garhwal region respectively. Jaunsari and Bhotia is also spoken in the region by some Tribal Communities. In various regions a mixture of both Kumaoni and Garhwali is also spoken. The city population however converse mostly in Hindi.
Garhwali is a term that refers to people belonging to the hilly Garhwal subdivision of Uttaranchal. It is also the language spoken by natives of Garhwal.
Garhwali dialects are basically spoken in the Garhwal Division of Uttaranchal and belongs to the Indo-Aryan language group. Bhotiyas living in the north speak Tibeto-Burman dialects that is unintelligble to other Garwhali dialects and Tibetan. The closest language is Kumauni or Kumaoni to its immediate east in the Central subgroup of the Pahari chain of dialects stretching from Himachal Pradesh to Nepal. Garhwali, like Kumauni has many regional dialects spoken in different places in Uttaranchal. The Script used for Garhwali is Devanagari.
Variously used to signify the people or the local dialect of Kumaon Division of Uttaranchal, a region in the Indian Himalayas.