Published under Christensen Fund’s
“IshkashimHeritage Revival” project
Ғорон, ҳама вақт ба барфу борон астӣ,
Дар асл макони номдорон астӣ.
Лаъл дар бағалу чашмаҳот мўъҷизаанд,
Сад шукр кунам, фахри Бадахшон астӣ.
Ishkashim District of Tajik Badakhshan is a living museum of diverse Aryan
languages. Inhabitants of the Ghoron valley of the District are Tajik Persian
speaking people with the Ghoroni dialect, while other residents of the District speak
the Badakhshani dialect of the Tajik Persian language as well as ancient Ishkashimi
and Wakhi languages. This book includes an unprecedented publication of exclusive
fairytales, quatrains and distiches, narratives and legends, proverbs and aphorisms in
the Ghoroni dialect of the Tajik Persian language. A vocabulary of the Ghoroni
dialect is given at the end of the book.
The book is intended for folklore specialists, ethnographers and the general
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by
any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, without prior written permission.
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