- Language: Ashkun
- Alternate names: Ashkund, Ashkuni, Wamais, Wamayi
- Language code: ask
- Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Nuristani, Southern Nuristani
- Number of speakers: 40000
- Vulnerability: Threatened [Read more...]
- Script: Unwritten.
Ashkun speaking area in Afghanistan
Âṣkuňu is a language of Afghanistan spoken by the Ashkun people – also known as the Âṣkun, Ashkun, Askina, Saňu, Sainu, Yeshkun, Wamas, or Grâmsaňâ – from the region of the central Pech Valley around Wâmâ and in some eastern tributary valleys of the upper Alingar River in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province. Other major places where the language of Ashkun is spoken are Nuristan Province, Pech Valley in Wama District, eastern side of the Lower Alingar Valley in Nurgaram and Duab districts, Malil wa Mushfa, Titin, Kolatan and Bajagal valleys.
The Ashkun Verb
Sample Verb: go-
Went, past of 'to go'.
|gʹō-s||you [sg.] went|
|gʹo-k||you [pl.] went|