L1 users: 200 (1990), decreasing.
Khyber Pakhtunkwa province: Kohistan district, Kolai area, Mahrin village on Indus east bank.
Most also use Kohistani Shina [plk].
Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran], in development.
Ancestral language of the Gabar Khel, a clan residing primarily in Mahrin (Indus Kohistan). Different from Gawri, an alternate name for Kalami [gwc].