Vanji language

Vanji language

Infobox Language
states=Bukharan Emirate
speakers=Extinct as of the late 19th century

The Vanji language, also spelt Vanchi and Vanži, is one of the Pamir languages of the Southeastern Iranian language group. It was spoken in the Vanj river valley in what is now the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan. In the 19th century the region was forcibly annexed to the Bukharan Emirate and a campaign of violent assimilation undertaken. By the end of the 19th century the Vanji language had disappeared.


* cite paper
author=Suhrobsho Davlatshoev
title=The formation and consolidation of Pamiri ethnic identity in Tajikistan
version = Master's thesis
publisher=Graduate School of Social Sciences, Middle East Technical University
date=January 2006

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