Shumashti Language (sts)

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Also Known As: Shumasht


Shumashti - also known as Shumasht - is a language spoken in parts of western Afghanistan. It belongs to the Indo-European language family, and is on the Dardic group of the Indo-Iranian branch. It was spoken by an estimated 1,000 people in 1994 on the western side Kunar River 60 miles up from Gawar-Bati. Literacy rates are low: below 1% (less than 10) for people who have it as a first language, and between 15% to 25% (between 150 and 250) for people who have it as a second language.

It has a lexical similarity of 63% with Nangalami and 47% with Gawar-Bati. It has been heavily influenced by Pashayi...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Shumashti Language Speakers


Main Country: Afghanistan
Spoken In:

Regions: Asia

ISO 639-3 Code: sts

Classification Taxonomy

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  Indo-European Group

    Indo-Iranian Group

      Indo-Aryan Group

        Northwestern zone Group

          Dardic Group

            Kunar Group

              Shumashti Language