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This map shows the regions of the world where a variety of Dardic languages are commonly spoken in the region of Kashmir and the Upper Indus valley region around Kush (red circle). These includes Nuristani or Kafiri and several other minor languages like Shina and Khowar. These languages definitely seem to be in the Indo-Iranian branch of languages, but they may or may not descend directly from the Indic branch and Vedic Sanskrit.


Daniel M. Short originally created this map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/. I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.

 

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