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Encyclopedia > Prasuni language
Prasuni
Spoken in: Afghanistan 
Region: Prasun Valley
Total speakers: 1,000 (2000)
Language family: Indo-European
 Indo-Iranian
  Nuristani
   Prasuni 
Official status
Official language of: none
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: none
ISO/DIS 639-3: prn 

Prasuni or Prasun is a language spoken in a few villages in the Prasun Valley in Afghanistan. Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... The Indo-European languages comprise a family of several hundred languages and dialects (443 according to the SIL estimate), including most of the major languages of Europe, as well as many in Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Southern Asia. ... The Indo-Iranian languages are the language links between India and Iran. ... The Nuristani are an ethnic/religious group in the Nurestan Province of Afghanistan. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2:1998 Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code Twenty-two of the languages have two three-letter codes: a code for bibliographic use (ISO 639-2/B) a code for terminological use (ISO 639-2/T). ... ISO 639-3 is in process of development as an international standard for language codes. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Waigali belongs to the Indo-European language family, and is on the Nuristani group of the Indo-Iranian branch. The Indo-European languages comprise a family of several hundred languages and dialects (443 according to the SIL estimate), including most of the major languages of Europe, as well as many in Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Southern Asia. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... The Nuristani are an ethnic/religious group in the Nurestan Province of Afghanistan. ... The Indo-Iranian languages are the language links between India and Iran. ...


Its speakers have been estimated at 1,000 (2000) and are largely Muslim. Literacy rates are low: below 1% for people who have it as a first language, and between 15% to 25% for people who have it as a second language. A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian: مسلمان) is an adherent of Islam. ... First language (native language, mother tongue, or vernacular) is the language a person learns first. ... A second language is any language other than the first, or native, language learned; it is typically used because of geographical or social reasons. ...


Prasuni is the most aberrant of the Nuristani languages. The Nuristani are an ethnic/religious group in the Nurestan Province of Afghanistan. ...


References

  • Prasuni. Retrieved June 13, 2006, from Ethnologue: Languages of the World, fifteenth edition. SIL International. Online version.
Indo-Iranian languages
Indo-Aryan Angika | Assamese | Bengali | Bhojpuri | Dhivehi | Gujarati | Hindi | Konkani | Magadhi | Mahl | Maithili | Marathi | Nepali | Oriya | Pāli | Punjabi | Romani | Sanskrit | Sindhi | Sinhala | Urdu
Dardic Dameli | Domaaki | Gawar-Bati | Kalasha | Kashmiri | Khowar | Kohistani | Nangalami | Pashayi | Palula | Shina | Shumashti
Nuristani Ashkun | Kamviri | Kati | Prasuni | Tregami | Waigali
Iranian Avestan | Bactrian | Balochi | Dari (of Zoroastrians) | Kurdish | Ossetic | Pamiri | Pashto | Persian & Persian dialects: Dari - Tajik - Tat | Saka | Scythian | Sogdian | Talysh | Yagnobi

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