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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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.
As a linguist he carried out research on the languages of Iran and Karakoram, especially Khowar, Brushaski, Shina, Wakhi and some other languages and dialects.
Ghizer is home to some Five (5) different languages, namely Shina, Khuwar, Brushaski, Wakhi and Gojri, spoken in over a dozen different accents across the region.
Moreover, Ghizer is home to some five different regional languages including Shina, Khuwar, Burushaski, Wakhi and Gojri, spoken in over a dozen different accents across the region.
The documentaries screened include Ski for Freedom, Diving into the unknown, Chasing the breath, Alpine Wall, Inside the Indus and the Ice Hunter, Arze Pakistan, The last of the Wakhi Shepherdess, The Fall, Brass, Three Down, A Ramo Rowing, The Story of the Czar Called Peas, The Elements, A whistle Comes from Far Away, Cliff Walkers, Heimschnee, Dancing with Snow, Wisdom of the Mountain, Magnetic Mountains, Playing at Climbing, Oymok, Wonders, Kanchenjunga, Reaching the Crest and Escaping Times.
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).
Pamirian Crossroads: Kirghiz and Wakhi of High Asia
Before reaching the Kyrgyz settlements, Khan spent a day photographing Afghanistan's ethnic Wakhi people, nomadic herders who spend their summers at lower altitudes than the Kyrgyz.
8226; Staying with herding families from the nomadic Kyrgyz and Wakhi communities
Meanwhile, the institute will also hold a summer camp of regional languages for children featuring Wakhi Language and Diversity of Gilgit Baltistan and Balochi language portraying glimpses into Baloch culture.