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A language of Afghanistan

ISO 639-3sgl
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Population  1,000 in Afghanistan. Population total all countries: 1,500. Ethnic population: 1,000 in Afghanistan (1990 A. Kibrik).
Region  Sanglech Valley, Ishkashim area. Ishkashimi in 17 villages; Sanglechi in 2. Also in Tajikistan.
Language map  Afghanistan
Dialects  Zebak (Zebaki), Sanglechi, Ishkashimi (Ishkashmi, Ishkashim, Eshkashimi). Dialects may be separate languages.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pamir
Language use  Home, village. Also use Western Farsi [pes].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Writing system  Unwritten.
Comments  Muslim.

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Language name   Sanglechi-Ishkashimi
Population  500 in Tajikistan. Ethnic population: 1,000 in Tajikistan (1990 A. Kibrik).
Language map  Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Dialects  Ishkashimi (Ishkashim, Eshkashmi), Zebak (Zebaki), Sanglich.
Language use  Some domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Tajiki [tgk].
Comments  Ismaili Muslim.