Native toAfghanistan
RegionKunar Province
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1994)
Language codes
ISO 639-3sts

Shumashti – also known as Shumasht – is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in eastern Afghanistan. It is spoken in parts of Kunar Province: on the western side of the Kunar Valley between Jalalabad and the Pech Valley. The number of speakers was estimated at 1,000 in 1994.[1]

It has been influenced by the Northeast Pashai languages, and it is related to the Grangali language, with which it shares about a third of its basic vocabulary, and to Gawar-Bati, with which it has about half of its basic lexis in common.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shumashti language at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)