Ormuri language


Ormuri language
Ormuri
Spoken in Pakistan
Native speakers 1,000  (date missing)
Language family
Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-3 oru

Ormuri is a member of the Southeastern branch of the Eastern Iranian languages,[1] but attempts to classify Ormuri in the Northwestern Iranian languages have also been made.[2] It is spoken in the city of Kaniguram in South Waziristan, Pakistan by the Burki people. It may also be spoken by a few people in Baraki Barak in Logar, Afghanistan. It is notable for its unusual sound inventory, which includes a voiceless alveolar trill (contrastive with the more common voiced variety) i.e. the ř of Czech, and voiceless and voiced alveolo-palatal fricatives (the voiceless being contrastive with the more common voiceless palato-alveolar fricative), i.e. the ښ and ږ of Waziri.

See also

References

  1. ^ Nicholas Sims-Williams, Eastern Iranian languages, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition, 2010
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for Iranian
  • Daniel G. Hallberg (1992) Pashto, Waneci, Ormuri (Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan, 4). National Institute of Pakistani Studies, 176 pp. ISBN 9698023143.

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