The Wakhi Pamiri people are spread around the Pamir region that connects four countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Tajikistan.
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Wa stands for Wakhi (linguistics)
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Shina, Balti, Burushaski, Khuwar, Wakhi and Domaki are the major languages spoken in the region while the instruments commonly used in Gilgit Baltistan are Dadang (drum), damal (percussion), Duff (a circular frame drum), surnai or nay (a kind of flute), Ghijak (a spiked fiddle), Sitar, Rubab and Gagbi (flute) are popular and important instruments.
Residents of twin cities even on holidays and in salubrious weather refrain from visiting Virsa Complex where a mix of different events like Swat Festival, Wakhi Festival, Balochi Festival, Sindhi Festival have been arranged in so short time.
Following an introductory overview of the topic, individual chapters focus on the Raika of India, the Peripatetics of South Asia, the Bhil of central western India, the Tharu of Nepal, the Dom of Northern Pakistan, the peoples and cultures of the Kashmir Himalayas, the Hazara of Central Afghanistan, the Wakhi and Kirghiz of the Pamirian Knot, the Badakshani of Tajikistan, the Lezghi of the Caucasus mountain range, the people of Tibet, and the Minhe Mangghuer of China.
Alex, who studied medicine at Cambridge University, is doctor to the 10,000 Wakhi tribespeople who live high in the valley in the Hindu Kush mountains between Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan to the south.
2: Iranian Pamir Languages: Yidgha-Munji, Sanglechi-Ishkashmi and Wakhi, 2nd ed.
One can see here a complete traditional Wakhi house with all its paraphernalia including kitchen utensils, traditional male and female dresses and headgears, agricultural tools, carved wooden pillars, stove, old guns, etc.
The programmes of the channel are being broadcast in three languages, Shina, Brosheski and Wakhi.