Pamir languages

The Pamir languages are an areal group of the Eastern Iranian languages, spoken by numerous people in the Pamir Mountains, primarily along the Panj River and its tributaries.

Pamir languages
(ethnically defined)
EthnicityPamiris
Geographic
distribution
Pamir Mountains
Linguistic classificationIndo-European
Glottologshug1237  (Shughni-Yazgulami)
yidg1239  (Yidgha-Munji)
sang1316  (Sanglechi-Ishkashimi)
wakh1245  (Wakhi)

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Pamir language family was sometimes referred to as the Ghalchah languages by western scholars.[1] The term Ghalchah is no longer used to refer to the Pamir languages or the native speakers of these languages.

One of the most prolific researchers of the Pamir languages was Soviet linguist Ivan Ivanovich Zarubin.