Badeshi

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Badakhshi
Population

No known L1 speakers. No known speakers for three or more generations. Ethnic population: 2,830 (2000).

Location

Bishigram valley upper reaches, east of Madyan, Swat Kohistan; small groups in Swat, Tirat and Pooran Chakesar valleys; Alai.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Also use Pashto.

Other Comments

Only dominant area languages now used: Torwali [trw], Pashto or Ushojo [ush]. Muslim (Sunni).