Badeshi language

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Region Bishigram (Chail) Valley
Ethnicity 2,800 (2000)[1]
Extinct for at least 3 generations[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bdz
Glottolog bade1240[2]

Badeshi is a purported but unattested Indo-Iranian language spoken in Pakistan.[2] Its distinctiveness is unconfirmed; it may simply be a family name. It has not been spoken for at least three generations.[1]

Muhammad Zaman Sagar, a field linguist, has worked on this language. But as a result of his research during two years, he has collected only about one hundred words. In July 2007 he visited the Bishigram valley again and spent some days with the people there.


  1. ^ a b c Badeshi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Badeshi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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