Burushaski

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Biltum, Brushaski, Burucaki, Burucaski, Burushaki, Burushki, Khajuna, Kunjut
  • Dialects: Hunza, Nagar, Nagir, Werchikwar, Yasin
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in second language(s): 20% in Hunza, less in NagarYasin speakers also use Khowar [khw], women also use Urdu [urd]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Pakistan
  • Region: Northern Areas, north Gilgit district areas, Hunza-Nagar and Yasin areas; scattered in Gilgit, Kashmir, and various cities
  • Also used in: India,
  • Religion: Muslim (Shi'a), Muslim (Sunni)
  • Number of users: 87,000
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)