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Spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Region Bashgal Valley, and Southern Chitral District, Langorbat, Badrugal and the Urtsun Valley
Total speakers 5,500 (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 xvi
Indic script
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Kamviri is a dialect of the Kamkata-viri language spoken by 5,500 (or up to 10,000) of the Kom people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are slight dialectal differences of the Kamviri speakers of Pakistan. The most used alternative names are Kati, Kamozi or Bashgali,According to the author of Languages of Pakistan Badshah Munir Bukhari which derive from Khowar.


  • The Kom. Retrieved July 02, 2006, from Richard F. Strand: Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush [1].

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Language name Kamviri Population 1,500 to 2,000 in Pakistan plus refugees (1992).

Region Southern Chitral District, Langorbat or Lamerot, Badrugal, and the Urtsun Valley. Alternate names Kamdeshi, Kamik, Lamertiviri, Shekhani

Dialects Kamviri, Shekhani. Language use Some bilingualism in Pashto. Comments This Shekhani is different from the Kati dialect also called 'Shekhani'. Mountain valley.


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