Badeshi

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Badakhshi
Population

No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 2,825 (2000).

Location

Bishigram valley upper reaches, east of Madyan, Swat Kohistan; small groups in Swat, Tirat and Pooran Chakesar valleys; Alai.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Other Comments

No known speakers for three or more generations. Now they use dominant languages of the area: Torwali [trw], Pashto or Ushojo [ush]. Muslim (Sunni).