11,500 (2011), increasing. 2,300 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 11,500.
Konar province: north of Pech; Nurestan province: southeast; north Waigal valley (Varjan): Ameshdesh, Jamach, Waigal, Zonchigal villages, and east in Veligal valley villages; lower valley villages (Chima-Nishey).
Varjan, Chima-Nishey. Lexical similarity: 76%–80% with Tregami [trm].
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Northern Pashto [pbu].