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Northeast Pashayi


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Pashayi - also known as Pashai - is a language (or a group of languages) spoken by the Pashai people in parts of Kapisa, Laghman, Nuristan, Kunar, and Nangarhar Provinces in Northeastern Afghanistan. It belongs to the Indo-European language family, and is on the Dardic group of the Indo-Aryan branch. It was spoken by over 216,842 people who are predominantly Muslim. Most of them are bilingual in Pashto with a literacy rate of about 25%, with the Pashai language having no written form prior to 2003. There are four main varieties, which are all mutually unintelligible: the Northeastern, the Northwestern, the Southeastern and the Southwestern. The inhabitants of the Korengal Valley in the Pech District of Kunar Province speak a variety of Pashai Language.
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[en] Northeast Pashayi

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