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Nuristani
Geographic
distribution:
Nuristan
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
Subdivisions:

The Nuristani (Nurestani) languages (Persian: زبان نورستانی) are one of the three groups in the Indo-Iranian language family. The other two languages are Indo-Aryan and Iranian. They are spoken primarily in eastern Afghanistan.

Languages

  • Askunu (Ashkun) 2,000 speakers
  • Kamkata-viri (Bashgali, includes the dialects Kata-vari, Kamviri & Mumviri) 24,200 speakers
  • Vasi-vari (Prasuni) 2,000 speakers
  • Tregami (Gambiri) 1,000 speakers
  • Waigali (Kalasha-ala) 2,000 speakers
  • Zemiaki 500 speakers (traditionally classified as a dialekt of Indo-Aryan Nangalami-Grangali, belongs here according to Grjunberg 1999)

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