Kamviri

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A language of Afghanistan

Alternate Names
Kamdeshi, Kamik, Lamertiviri, Shekhani
Population

18,000 in Afghanistan (2011), increasing. Population total all countries: 20,000. 3,600 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 18,000.

Location

Lower Bashgal valley, Kamdesh and Kishtoz villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Shekhani. Related to Kati [bsh].

Language Use

Outside of language area, shifting towards majority language. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 14,400 also use Northern Pashto [pbu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

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