Kalash language

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Native to Pakistan (Chitral District)
Region Chitral: Bumburet, Rumbur and Birir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ethnicity Kalash
Native speakers 5,030  (2000)[1]
6,000 (2010)[2]
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kls
Linguasphere 59-AAB-ab

Kalash or Kalasha (also known as Kalasha-mun) is an Indo-European language in the Indo-Iranian branch, further classified as a Dardic language in the Chitral Group. However, this Dardic classification is questionable because only 53% of the commonly used words in Kalash have cognates in Khowar language.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kalasha at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. Khowar Academy