- Ishkashimi language
The Ishkashimi language is one of the
Pamir languagesof the Southeastern Iranian language group. Its distribution is in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Provincein Tajikistanand Badakhshan Provincein Afghanistan.
The total number of speakers is c. 2500, most of them are now dispersed throughout Tajikistan and Russia. About 400 still live in a village Ryn on the border with Afghanistan near town
Ishkashim(where most inhabitants speak Tajik). Ishkashimi is closely related to Zebakiand Sanglechi(in Afghanistan). Nevertheless, there are considerable differences between this subgroup, the Wakhilanguage and the other subgroup of the Pamir languagesformed by Shughni, Rushani, Sarikoli, Yazgulyam, etc.
* [http://www.angelfire.com/sd/tajikistanupdate/ishstory.html Ishkashimi story with English translation recorded by Grierson (1920)]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/sd/tajikistanupdate/isheng.html Ishkashimi-English Vocabulary List]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/sd/tajikistanupdate/engpamirlanguages.html English-Ishkashimi- Zebaki-Wakhi-Yazghulami Vocabulary]
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