L1 users: 12,000 (2004 SIL).
Sughd region: Zafarabad; north of Dushanbe; Yagnob river (the homeland), high mountain valley.
Western Yagnobi, Eastern Yagnobi.
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].
Were resettled in 1970s to Zafarabad in north Tajikistan on the border with Uzbekistan; changed from cool mountain valleys with water to irrigated desert plains. Muslim.