Shumashti

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A language of Afghanistan

Alternate Names
Shumasht
Population

1,000 (1994).

Location

West side of Kunar valley between Pech valley and Jalalabad city.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 63% with Grangali [nli], 47% with Gawar-Bati [gwt]. Heavily influenced by Northeast Pashayi [aee].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.