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Lesser Known Tribes of Indus Kohistan

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Pashto/Pakhto

            Some tribes and households speak Pashto in Kohistan as their mother tongue. These people are mostly scattered. However, in Massi and Ghumri they are living isolated from other people. They are tenants of the Shin tribes there. Others are those who came to Kohistan in the past for preaching of Islam from Swat and Allai. The Akhuns, the Jagwals and the Mian are included among them. Pashto is under the influence of other dialects here.

 

PASHTO, CENTRAL [PST]   Wazirstan, Bannu, Karak, southern tribal territories and adjacent areas. Alternate names: MAHSUDI.  Dialects: WACIRI (WAZIRI), BANNUCHI (BANNOCHI, BANNU).  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto. 
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=PST
PASHTO, NORTHERN [PBU] 9,585,000 in Pakistan or 8.47% of population, including Southern Pashto (1993 estimate). Population total all countries 9,685,000.  Alternate names: PAKHTO, PUSHTO.  Dialects: NINGRAHARIAN PASHTO, NORTHEASTERN PASHTO.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto. 
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=PBU
PASHTO, SOUTHERN [PBT] 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 in Pakistan (1992).  Baluchistan, Quetta area. Alternate names: PUSHTO, PUSHTU.  Dialects: SOUTHEASTERN PASHTO, QUETTA PASHTO.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pashto. 
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=PBT