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Tirahi (Pashto : تيراهي) were non-Pashtun Dard people who were the previous inhabitants of Tirah and the Peshawar Valley in modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. They spoke Tirahi language, a Dardic language of the Kohistani group, which may still be spoken by older adults, who are likewise fluent in Pashto, in a few villages in the southeast of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

The Tirahis were expelled from Tirah by the Afridi Pashtuns. [1] Georg Morgenstierne claimed that Tirahi is "probably the remnant of a dialect group extending from Tirah through the Peshawar district into Swat and Dir." [2]

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References

  1. Konow, Sten (1933). Acta Orientalia, Volumes 11-12. Munksgaard. p. 161.
  2. Turner, R. L. (1934-01-01). "Review of Report on a Linguistic Mission to North-Western India". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (4): 801–803. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00112675. JSTOR   25201006.