Kamviri dialect

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Native to Afghanistan, Pakistan
Region Bashgal Valley, and Southern Chitral District, Langorbat, Badrugal and the Urtsun Valley
Native speakers
20,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xvi
Glottolog kamv1242[2]
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Kamviri (کامويري) is a dialect of the Kamkata-viri language spoken by 5,000 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.


  1. ^ Kamviri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kamviri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


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

External links

  • Strand, Richard F. (1997). "Nuristan: Hidden Land of the Hindu Kush". Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  • Strand, Richard F. (1999). "Kâmv'iri Lexicon". Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  • Strand, Richard F. (1997). "The Sound System of Kâmv'iri". Retrieved 2012-01-16.

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