17,000 in Afghanistan (2011 S. Beck), increasing. Ethnic population: 17,000. Total users in all countries: 58,000.
Badakhshan province: Wakhan district, Panj river area to Sarhad village; Khandud village is the center. 42 villages.
Vigorous. Home, community, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Dari [prs], especially men.