Badeshi

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Badakhshi
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last speakers survived into the 2000s. Ethnic population: 2,830 (2000).

Location

Khyber Pakhtunkwa province: Bishigram valley upper reaches, Swat Kohistan; small groups in Pooran Chakesar, Swat, and Tirat valleys; Alai.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Shifted to Torwali [trw] or Urdu [urd].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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