11,500 (2011), increasing. 2,300 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 11,500.
Southeast Nuristan Province, Central Kunar Province north of Pech. Varjan in north Waigal valley, Waigal, Zonchigal, Jamach, Ameshdesh villages, and east in Veligal valley villages; Chima-Nishey in lower valley villages.
Chima-Nishey, Varjan. Lexical similarity: 76%–80% with Tregami [trm].
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 9,200 also use Northern Pashto [pbu].