Indigenous Group Pangwali (Also known as: Pahari, Pangwali Pahari, Pangi Pangwala)
Location India , Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Lahul-Spiti District, chamber District, Udaipur , Purthi, Tandi, Sanch Pass , Pangi Tashil. Also in Nepal
Estimated Population 17,000 (1997, SIL International)
Environment Mountain and Forest
Lifestyle Semi-Nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Pangwali
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northern Zone, Western Pahari
Alternate names: Pahari, Pangi, Pangwali Pahari
Website URLs Ethnologue: Pangwali, A Language of India
Chamba Heritage
Pahari, Britannica Online
NGOs Peoples Action for People in Need