PEL Dictionary

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This application was developed under the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Preservation of Endangered Languages in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province project, funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Aga Khan Foundation United Kingdom.

Institute of Humanities’ Pamiri linguists in partnership with UCA’s Cultural and Heritage Humanities Unite have collected data in Afghanistan to develop a multilingual dictionary for the following endangered langueges: Wakhi, Ishkashimi, Sanglechi and Rushani. The application serves as a resource to protect the distinctive languages and cultures of the Pamir region of Afghan-Badakhshan (part of Greater Badakhshan before its division by the British and Russian Empires). The Pamiri languages form an essential part of, and serve as a means of expression for, the distinctive philosophical thought, music, architecture, handicrafts and rituals of Pamiri communities. UNESCO already deems the Pamiri languages to be endangered, with some (Munji, 2,000 speakers and Sanglechi, 2,500 speakers) identified as severely endangered (UNESCO, 2017). Others, such as Sarghulami, are already extinct.
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Updated
February 23, 2020
Size
3.1M
Installs
5+
Current Version
1.3
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
UCA
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