8,000 (2011), increasing. 1,600 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 8,000.
Nuristan Province, Prasun (Parun) valley on upper reaches of Pech river, Shupu (Ishtivi, Shtevgrom), Sech, Ucu, Ushut, Zumu villages.
Central Prasun, Lower Prasun (Pashki, Ushut), Upper Wasi-Weri (Ishtivi). Related to Kati [bsh] but more archaic. The most aberrant Nuristani language. No mutual intelligibility of other Nuristani languages.
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Traditionally bilingual in Dari. Now increasingly bilingual in Pashto.