223,000 in Pakistan (1992). Population total all countries: 242,200.
Chitral; Ghizr valley, Shandur pass to Gupis; Gilgit district, Yasin and Ishkhoman valleys, north Swat valley, Ushu; Peshawar and Rawalpindi. Also in India.
3 (Wider communication).
East Khowar, North Khowar, South Khowar, Swat Khowar. Northern dialect considered more pure. Related to Kalasha [kls] but different. Lexical similarity: 86%–98% among dialects.
Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Ismaili).