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Spoken in Afghanistan
Region Pech Valley
Total speakers 1,200 (Ethnologue)
Language family Indo-European
Official status
Official language in none
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1 none
ISO 639-2 none
ISO 639-3 ask
Indic script
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Askunu is a language of Afghanistan spoken by the Askunu, Sanu, and Gramsana people in the region of Pech Valley around Wama, northwest of Asadabad in Kunar province. The most used alternative name for all three tribes is Ashkun, which is first noted by George Scott Robertson in 1896.

It is classified as member of the Nuristani sub-family of the Indo-Iranian languages.


  • The Âskunu. Retrieved July 2, 2006, from Richard F. Strand: Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush [1].


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