Wasi-wari (Vasi-vari, Wasi-weri) is a language spoken by the Wasi people in a few villages in the Prasun Valley in Afghanistan. The most used alternative names are Prasuni or Prasun.
Vasi-vari belongs to the
Indo-European language family, and is on the Nuristani group of the Indo-Iranian branch.
Its speakers have been estimated at 1,000 (2000) and are 100%
Muslim. Literacy rates are low: below 1% for people who have it as a first language, and between 15% and 25% for people who have it as a second language.
Vasi-vari is the most isolated of the
References [ edit ]
^ Wasi-wari at (17th ed., 2013) Ethnologue
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Prasuni". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog 2.2
The Vâsi. Retrieved July 2, 2006, from
Richard F. Strand: Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush .