Pashto, Central

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Mahsudi, Waziri
Population

7,920,000.

Location

Wazirstan, Bannu, Karak, southern ethnic group territories and adjacent areas.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bannuchi (Bannochi, Bannu), Waciri (Waziri). Lexical comparison and interviews indicate this is distinct from Northern Pashto [pbu] and Southern Pashto [pbt].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).