Nuristani languages

language group of the Indo-Iranian language family

The Nuristani languages (زبان نورستانی) are one of the three groups in the Indo-Iranian language family. The other two languages being Indo-Aryan and Iranian.[1][2][3] They are spoken mainly in the Nuristan Province of eastern Afghanistan and Chitral District of northwestern Pakistan.[4] The speakers of the Nuristani languages are known as Nuristani people.[5]

Nuristan (Afghanistan), Chitral (Pakistan)
Linguistic classification:Indo-European

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  1. SIL Ethnologue [1]
  2. Morgenstierne, G. Irano-Dardica. Wiesbaden 1973; Morgenstierne, G. Die Stellung der Kafirsprachen. In Irano-Dardica, 327-343. Wiesbaden, Reichert 1975
  3. Strand, Richard F. (1973) "Notes on the Nûristânî and Dardic Languages." Journal of the American Oriental Society, 93.3: 297-305.
  4. "Nuristani languages | Indo-Iranian, Afghanistan, Indo-Aryan | Britannica". Retrieved 2023-11-24.
  5. "Nuristani Languages". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 2023-11-24.