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Indigenous Communities from Tajikistan

Shughni | Wakhi | Yazgulyam

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Yazgulyam
Indigenous Group Yazgulyam (Also known as: Yazghulami, Yazgul, Yazgulam)
Location Tajikistan, Khatlon Province, Kuybyshev District, Vaksh Valley, and Gorno-Badakhshan Province, Vandzhi District, Yazgulyam Valley
Estimated Population 4,000 (1994, Wikipedia)
Environment Valley / Highland / Mountain / Harsh / Lowland / Arid
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Hunter / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Yazgulyam
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pamir, Shugni-Yazgulami
Alternate Names: Iazgulem, Yazgulam, Yazgulyami
Dialects: Upper Yazgulyam, Lower Yazgulyam
Website URLs Wikipedia: Yazgulyam Language
The Tajikistan Update: A Short List of Yazgulyami Words
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire: Yazgulamis
Wikipedia: Pamir Mountains
Socio-Linguistic Situation and Language Policy of the Autonomous Region of Mountainous Badakhshan
Pamirs, The Roof of the World: a website dedicated to the children and other people of the Pamirs
Offline Sources Tiessen, Gabriela, et al. “Language Access and Tajik Language Proficiency Among the Yazghulami of Tajikistan” in John M. Clifton (ed.), Studies in Languages of Tajikistan. Dushanbe, Tajikistan: National State University of Tajikistan, and St. Petersburg, Russia: North Eurasia Group, SIL International. 2005. 107-149.
NGOs De Pamiri Handicraft

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