Hazaragi

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A language of Afghanistan

Alternate Names
Azargi, Hazara, Hezareh
Population

1,770,000 in Afghanistan (2000). Population total all countries: 2,210,000.

Location

Central mountains between Kabul and Herat (Hazarajat); Northwest between Faryab and Saripul provinces; north from immediately south of Koh-i Baba mountain range almost to Mazar-e Sharif.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Dari [prs]; possibly distinct.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use Dari [prs].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Possibly 10%–20%. Radio programs. Bible portions.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Ethnic group names are Dai Kundi, Dai Zangi, Behsud, Yekaulang, Polada, Urusgani, Jaguri, Ghazni Hazaras, Dai Miradad. Muslim (Shi’a).

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