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Spoken in Bukharan Emirate
Total speakers Extinct as of the late 19th century
Language family Indo-European
Writing system None
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
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The Vanji language, also spelt Vanchi and Vanži, is one of the Pamir languages of the Southeastern Iranian language group. It was spoken in the Vanj River valley in what is now the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan. In the 19th century the region was forcibly annexed to the Bukharan Emirate and a campaign of violent assimilation undertaken, and by the end of the 19th century, the Vanji language had completely disappeared, displaced by Tajik Persian as a result of assimilation.




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