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Ishkashimi (ISO 639-3 [isk]) is a Pamiri language found in Badakhshan province in Ishkashim and Wakhan districts.

Ishkashimi is an unwritten language spoken by approximately 3,000 people.  The majority of Ishkashimi speakers (2,500) are in Afghanistan,

and a few speakers (500) are found in Tajikistan.


Academic Articles

Katja Mueller, et al (2010) – Ishkashimi: a father’s language: how a very small language survives


The Effect of Accessibility on Language Vitality: The Ishkashimi and the Sanglechi Speech Varieties in Afghanistan – Simone Beck


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