- Vasi-vari language
speakers= 1,000 (2000)
Vasi-vari is a
languagespoken by the Vasi in a few villages in the Prasun Valleyin Afghanistan. The most used alternative names are "Prasuni" or "Prasun", which derive from Pashto.
Its speakers have been estimated at 1,000 (2000) and are largely
Muslim. Literacy rates are low: below 1% for people who have it as a first language, and between 15% to 25% for people who have it as a second language.
Vasi-vari is the most isolated of the
* The Vâsi. Retrieved July 02, 2006, from "Richard F. Strand: Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush" [http://users.sedona.net/~strand/Nuristani/Vasi/vasi.html] .
* Prasuni. Retrieved June 13, 2006, from "
Ethnologue: Languages of the World", fifteenth edition. SIL International. [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=prn Online version] .
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