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Parachi language

Native to Afghanistan
Region Kabul
Native speakers
3,500  (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 prc
Glottolog para1299[2]

The Parachi language is an Iranian language. Parachi is spoken by some 600 individuals of the Paracha ethnic group in Afghanistan mainly in the upper part of Nijrab watershed (north of Kabul), out of a total ethnic Parachi population of some 5,000. It is closely related to the Ormuri language of Kaniguram in South Waziristan, Pakistan.

Parachi is usually classified as a member of the Southeastern group of the Eastern Iranian languages,[3] although this is an areal group rather than a genetical one. The Ethnologue lists Parachi among the Northwestern Iranian languages.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Parachi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Parachi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nicholas Sims-Williams, Eastern Iranian languages, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition, 2010
  4. ^ Ethnologue report for Iranian

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