Wakhi


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Wakhi

 

a people living in the south of the GornoBadakhshan AO, Tadzhik SSR. One of the Pamir peoples.

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Provincial Senior Minister for Sports and Tourism Atif Khan had directed the officials of his department to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration to make proper arrangements for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
Provincial Senior Minister for Sports and Tourism Atif Khan has directed the authorities of his department to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration to make proper arrangements for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
Provincial senior minister for sports and tourism Atif Khan has directed his department to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration to make proper arrangements for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
Provincial Senior Minister for Sports and Tourism Atif Khan has directed the authorities to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration to make proper arrangements for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
KP Senior Minister for Sports and Tourism Atif Khan has directed the officers of his department to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration for making proper arrangements to hold the festival in a befitting manner, which would highlight different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
The people of Immit speak Khowar, Shina, Wakhi and Gujjari languages.
In addition, Niaz Ali Baltistani, DW Baig, Danish Hunzai, Saif Allia and Talib Hussain also sang songs in various local languages, including Balti, Shina, Brosheski and Wakhi.
There were thousands of people of all age dancing on the tones of their traditional drums and pipes wearing traditional woolen 'Shuka' while welcoming in their local language Wakhi and Burushaski saying 'Shua Damman, Shua Damman, Shua Damman' (mean welcoming, welcome).
"It can betray you anytime."They are riding to meet the Wakhi tribe, inhabitants of the remote corner of Afghanistan, who will barter yaks and cattle in exchange for the traders' wares.
Its name is derived from Wakhi 'Khun' meaning 'home' and 'Jerav' meaning 'spring water/water falling'.
Unlike the regular Pak army dominated by major ethnic groups like the Punjabis, Pashtuns etc, NLI comprised a mix of men from the small tribes of the Kashmir region, drawn from eight major ethnic groups-Baltis (from Baltistan), Shins, Yashkuns, Mughals, Kashmiris, Pathans, Ladakhis and Turks who speak the dialects of Balti, Shina, Brushaki, Khawer, Wakhi, Turki, Pushto, Urdu and Persian.
Many languages like Dameli, Eastern Katviri, Gawar Bati, Gujari, Kalasha, Madaghlashti, Pashto, Phalura, Persian, Shikani, Wakhi and Yidga are also spoken at different and restricted places of Chitral in addition to the main language Kohwar (Chitrali) (Murtaza, 1962).