3,000 in Tajikistan (2008). Population total all countries: 4,000.
Hissar valley. Also in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.
Despite small population, it is spoken more vigorously amongst themselves than larger language groups. Uzbek and Tajiki men who marry Parya women learn Parya and become assimilated into the community. Home. Also use Tajiki [tgk].
Came in 1880 to Tajikistan from Laghman, Afghanistan. Ethnic autonym: Changgars. Subgroup names similar to Changgars of Lahore, and to names used for groups mistakenly called Gypsies. Muslim (Sunni).