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Pashayi languages

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Native toAfghanistan
Native speakers
(108,000 cited 1982)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
aee – Northeastern
glh – Northwestern
psi – Southeastern
psh – Southwestern

Pashayi - also known as Pashai - are a group of Dardic languages spoken by the Pashai people in parts of Kapisa, Laghman, Nuristan, Kunar, and Nangarhar Provinces in northeastern Afghanistan.

It is spoken by over 216,842 people who are mostly Muslim. Most of them are bilingual in Pashto. Only 25% are able to read. The Pashai language was not written prior to 2003.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pashayi languages at Ethnologue
  2. "Home - SIL Language Technology - SIL Language Technology" (PDF). 9 March 2015.