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The Wakhi Community Settlements in Northern Pakistan PM00000020000005031 7, 2008

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Dr. Nadeem Shafiq

Pakistan is an area with unique ethnic diversity, specifically on the
basis of language. This present study focuses on the Wakhi identity.
Wakhi still exists as a non-written language. The present Wakhi settlers
have come to Chitral at various times. Under British rule the Wakhi
immigrants settled in different parts of Chitral and now their majority lies
in Gojal tehsil of Hunza of Gilgit – Baltistan. This community enjoys
unique cultural heritage and enjoy distinct features, which are seen all
over the world with keen interest.
The Northern Pakistan is an area of geographical and ethnic diversity and is
placed among the most multilingual places of the world.
The important languages spoken in the region include Shina, Balti, Burushashki, Khawar and
Photo Ali Rehmat Musofer

Wakhi is basically the language of inhabitants of Wakhan Corridor, an
area presently divided between the extreme northeast of Afghanistan and
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan. It belongs to the
southern group of the Pamiri languages which are spoken in the mountainous
regions of Afghanistan and Tajikistan
Complete at source: http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/pols/Currentissue-pdf/THE%20WAKHI%20COMMUNITY%20PAKISTAN.pdf


“Parlons Wakhi” (Let’s speak Wakhi) published in French and Wakhi language PM000000100000001628 7, 2008

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by Shujaaat Ali

Karim Khan of Shimshal valley has authored a bilingual book on Wakhi language, published by L’Harmattan in the Parlon’s series, on rare world languages. Karim Khan According to information shared by Karim Khan the book comprises of four parts and discusses the Wakhi people, their culture, society, religion, history, geography and Wakhi language. According the book the Wakhi people are descendants of the Saka tribes of Persia. The book is being seen as a very important step towards development and promotion of Wakhi identity. Public circles have hailed the efforts of Karim Khan. The book can be obtained online. http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=30570 Karim Khan has also launched the a new project, Shadow Girls Academy, in Aliabad Hunza for promotion of girls education in Hunza. Information source; http://www.shadowgirlsacademy.org/index-3.html