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Lesser Known Tribes of Indus Kohistan

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BaTochi (BaTe:Ri)

            This dialect is spoken in BaTeRa below Kolai. It is closely related with Kohistan language in phonological and structural patterns and in expressions. There have been very few studies on this dialect also. It is spoken in between Pashto and Shina and being influenced by other dialects speedily.


BATERI [BTV] 20,000 to 30,000 in Pakistan (1992). Population total both countries 22,000 to 45,000 or more.  Alternate names: BATERI KOHISTANI, BATERA KOHISTANI, BATERAWAL, BATERAWAL KOHISTANI.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northwestern zone, Dardic, Kohistani.