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Tregami language

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Subject: Waigali language, Shughni language, Nuristani languages, Nuristan Province, Kayort language
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Tregami language

Native to Afghanistan
Region Nurestan Province
Native speakers
3,500  (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 trm
Glottolog treg1243[2]

Tregami, Trigami or Gambiri is a language spoken by the Tregami people in the villages of Gambir and Katar in the Watapur District of Kunar Province in Afghanistan.

Tregami belongs to the Indo-European language family, and is on the Nuristani group of the Indo-Iranian branch.

Ethnologue estimates its speakers at 1,000 (1994). Its speakers are overwhelmingly Muslim, and literacy rates are low: Below 1% for people who have it as a first language, and between 5% to 15% for people who have it as a second language.

It has a lexical similarity of approximately 76% to 80% with spoken in Ghaziabad District to the east.


  1. ^ Tregami at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tregami". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
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