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Kohistani is a Dardic language spoken in Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Dardic languages are a branch of the Indo-Iranian language group, which in turn is branch of the Indo-European language family. Kohistan is a Persian word that means ‘land of mountains’; Kohistani can be translated as ‘mountain people’ or ‘mountain language’ and is used popularly to refer to several other distinct languages in the mountain areas of Northern Pakistan, including Kalami and Torwali.

Recording about the Torwals, a non Pashtun tribe which with the Garhwis, occupied both lower and upper Swat prior to the invasion of Swat by the Yusufzai Pashtun in the sixteenth century AD.

The Pathans call them, and all other Muhammadans of Indian descent in the Hindu Kush valleys, Kohistanis.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Denzil Ibbetson, Edward MacLagan, H.A. Rose "A Glossary of The Tribes & Casts of The Punjab & North-West Frontier Province", 1911 AD, Page 472, Vol II1,

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