Kho people

ethnolinguistic group

The Kho people, also known as Chitralis, are an ethnic group living mainly in Pakistan and Afghanistan.[1] They speak the Khowar language. Their main religion is Sunni Islam. The Kho are excellent mountaineers who seemingly do not get tired or cold when working all day.[2]


These kho peoples are residing in chitral from many generations.

In old times, this whole region was knows as Kashkar and was apart of badakhshan in 12th century it was septrated from badakhshan.


These people speak Kho language which is branch of Dadikai languages. This language consist of Persian, sanskrit, ancient greek and avestan loanwords.


  1. "Kho of Afghanistan". Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. "Chitral Kho". Hindukush Trails. Retrieved 1 February 2016.