Burushaski is a language isolate as its relatedness to any language family of the world has yet to be established. It is spoken in the Northern Gilgit, Hunza-Nagar, and Yasin areas. A small pocket of the Burushaski population is also found in Srinagar, the capital city of Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir. The number of speakers of Burushaski is estimated at around 100,000.


Under the Burushaski Language Documentation Project, Dr. Sadaf Munshi, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of North Texas, has recently documented audio and video recordings of popular stories and legends, personal narratives, historical accounts, natural conversations, songs, and poems from the Burushaski language community. This has helped to develop a corpus of linguistic data on the language.



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