• Language: Parya
  • Alternate names: Asiatic Romany, Afghana-Yi Nasfurush, Afghana-Yi Siyarui, Laghmani, Pbharya
  • Language code: paq
  • Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Unclassified (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <7,500
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Unwritten.

More information:

    Came in 1880 to Tajikistan from Laghman, Afghanistan. Ethnic autonym: Changgars. Subgroup names similar to Changgars of Lahore, and to names used for groups mistakenly called Gypsies. Muslim (Sunni).

    Parya is spoken in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Near East.