1,770,000 in Afghanistan (2000). Population total all countries: 2,210,000.
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. Also in Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan.
Related to Dari [prs]; possibly distinct.
Vigorous. All ages. Highly bilingual with Dari [prs].
Ethnic group names are Dai Kundi, Dai Zangi, Behsud, Yekaulang, Polada, Urusgani, Jaguri, Ghazni Hazaras, Dai Miradad. Muslim (Shi’a).