L1 users: 200,000 (1992).
Khyber Pakhtunkwa province: Kohistan district, west bank Indus river.
Indus (Jijal, Mani, Pattan, Seo), Duber-Kandia (Duber, Khili, Manzari), Ranolia, Bankad. A separate language from nearby varieties: Bateri [btv], Chilisso [clh]. Lexical similarity: 88%–92% between dialects, 69%–71% with Chilisso [clh], 61%–63%% with Gowro [gwf], 58%–61% with Bateri [btv], 36%–41% with Kohistani Shina [plk], 26%–28% with Kalami [gwc] and Torwali [trw].
Mani and Manzari are not used for dialects, but are said to refer to brothers whose descendants settled in the 2 dialect areas.