Afridi
Indigenous Group Afridi (Also known as: Apridi, Aparidai)
Location Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, FATA, Khyber and Orakzai agencies, South and West of Peshawar Valley in the Sufed Koh Range, Maidan, Bara, Churah
Estimated Population 250,000 (Retrieved 2006, Khyber.ORG )
Environment Mountain, Valley, Plain
Lifestyle Semi-Nomadic
Subsistence Paid Labor / Hunting
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Pashto, Northern
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto
Alternative Names: Pakhto, Pashtu, Pushto, Yusufzai Pashto, Pathan, Pakhtun, Pushtun
Dialects: Ningraharian Pashto, Northeastern Pashto. A good deal of similarity with Northwestern Pashto in Afghanistan. Subdialects of Northeastern Pashto are Kohat (Khatak), Yusufzai (Peshawar), Afridi, Shinwari, Mohmand, Shilmani.
Website URLs Ethnologue: Pashto, Northern a language of Pakistan
Khyber.ORG. Pasthun e-newsletter
The Observer Special Report, "Tribesmen Rally to the Gun"
Absolute Astronomy, Pasthun facts
Pashto, Pashtun e-newsletter
Wikipedia - Afridi
NGOs World Pakhtun Foundation (WPF)