70,000 (2011 SIL).
Kabul province: northwest of Kabul; Laghman, Kapisa, Nurestan, and Konar provinces; some in Nangarhar and Parvan provinces; Alisheng valley and others north of Sarobi.
Alasai, Bolaghain, Gulbahar, Kohnadeh, Laurowan, Najil, Nangarach, Pachagan, Pandau, Parazhghan, Pashagar, Sanjan, Shamakot, Shutul, Uzbin, Wadau. Unintelligible of other Pashai speakers. Lexical similarity: approximately 30% with Southeast Pashai [psi].