The Witch and the Wise man: A Torwali folk tale (امِنی امن)

Torwali is an indigenous language spoken in the Bahrain and Chail valleys in the upper reaches of the Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With fewer than 150,000 native speakers, the Torwali language is considered endangered. Speakers of the language have been making efforts, such as writing literature and publishing books, to protect and preserve their language, Torwali. Below is an English rendering of a folktale of Torwali which we used to listen to fondly when we were children. The folktale is tilted as Aaminey Aman,…