Sawi (سَوِى)

Sawi is a Dardic language spoken by about 5,000 people, mainly in the village of Sao on the Kunar River in Kunar province in the northeast of Afghanistan. There are also some speakers of Sawi in nearby parts of Pakistan, particularly in the Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkwa province.

Sawi is also known as Sau, Sauji or Savi. It is closely related to Palula, which is also spoken in the Kunar Valley to the north of Sao. It is rarely written, but can be written with a version of the Arabic alphabet.

Arabic alphabet for Sawi

Arabic alphabet for Sawi

Download an alphabet chart for Sawi (Excel)

Details of the Sawi alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Sawi

Links

Information about Sawi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawi_language_(Dardic)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawi
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/sdg
https://mpi-lingweb.shh.mpg.de/numeral/Savi.htm

Dardic languages

Indus Kohistani, Kalkoti, Kashmiri, Khowar, Palula, Sawi, Shina, Torwali

Languages written with the Arabic script

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