Language variegation across the Pamir-Hindukush-Karakoram – perceptions and mobilities

Language variegation across the Pamir-Hindukush-Karakoram – perceptions and mobilities  Introduction The Pamirian mountainous interface between South and Central Asia is characterised by a huge variegation of languages belonging to Indo-Iranian, Altaic, Sino-Tibetan and isolated language groups. In different historical contexts reaching from colonial/imperial times to postcolonial nation-building and the age of globalisation the use of local vernaculars has been challenged by a multilingual landscape.  In our setting…