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Language: Ormuri

  • Nov 21, 2011
  • 02:56 PM

Dying Ormuri language finds saviour in English book

The Express Tribune
Ormuri is the language of a small Indo-Iranian community which is spread from the Logar province in Afghanistan to South Waziristan in Pakistan. The language has amazingly persisted over many centuries in spite of pressure from the surrounding predominantly Persian and Pashto-speaking peoples. However, it is now on the verge of extinction in Afghanistan, where only a few members of the older generations are able to speak it, while it is still alive but seriously endangered in Pakistan.