Savi

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A language of Afghanistan

Alternate Names
Sau, Sauji, Sawi
Population

3,000 in Afghanistan (1983).

Location

Kunar river, Sau village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Savi, Palula [phl], and Kalkoti [xka] form a cluster of closely related varieties within the Shina group. Lexical similarity: 56%–58% with Palula [phl].

Language Use

Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. 100% also use Southern Pashto [pbt].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Pashto is the medium of instruction in the school, which goes up to class 12. Dari, Arabic, and English are taught as subjects.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

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