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Title: Mumviri  
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Subject: Nuristani languages, Kamkata-viri language, Mumo, Bagalgrom
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Native to Afghanistan
Region basin of eastern Nuristan
Native speakers perhaps 1,500  (1998)
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist List
Linguasphere 58-ACB-ac

Mumviri is a dialect of the Kamkata-viri Nuristani language spoken by perhaps 1,500 of the Mumo people of Afghanistan. There are only slight differences to the Kata-vari, Mumviri has Kamviri phonetic features. The most used alternative name is Bashgali, which derive from Khowar.

Mumviri is spoken in the Mangul, Sasku and Gabalgrom in the Bashgal Valley.


  • The Mumo. Retrieved July 10, 2006, from Richard F. Strand: Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush [1].

External links

  • Nuristan: Hidden Land of the Hindu Kush -Includes a lexicon of Kamviri and more information.

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