• Language: Yazgulyami
  • Alternate names: Iazgulem, Yazgulam, Yazghulami, Yazgulyam, Yuzdomi zəvég, Zgamígi zəvég, Zgamígayi zəvég
  • Language code: yah
  • Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern, Pamir, Shugni-Yazgulami (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 6,000-9,000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Cyrillic script. Latin script.

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    Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Shi’a).

    The Yazgulami language belongs to the northern group of the Pamir languages which form a part of the Iranian group of the Indo-European family of languages. In addition to the Yazgulami language, the other Shughni-Roshani languages -- the Shughni, the Roshani, the Bartangi, the Oroshori and the Khufi languages from the West-Pamirs and the Sarikoli language from China -- belong to the group. It is probable that the Vandzh language, once spoken in the River Vandzh valley, but now extinct, also belonged to the same linguistic group. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire) Yazghulami is closely related to the Shughni language group