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The men hug him and take the reins of his horse while the women kiss his hands, a traditional greeting of the Wakhi tribe.
Aside from historical and geographical background, the book first introduces a few languages spoken in the area, such as, Balti, Shina, Brushaski, Dumaki, Wakhi, Khowar, Kohistani, Kasghari (Uyghur), Pashtu, Gojari, Persian, Kashmiri, Hindko, and Punjabi etc.
UNESCO has already listed Wakhi, Khuwar and Brushaski among the vulnerable languages that have witnessed a drastic decrease in the number of its speakers.
Kreutzmann presents a lavish geographer's view on a liminal mountain region in High Asia where the Kirghiz and Wakhi have long lived pastoral lives in what is now the border areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan.
Surprisingly they broadcast in thirty four languages: Urdu, Hindko, Sinhala, Balochi, Seraiki, Potowari, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Kohistani, Khowar, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Dhatki, Gojri, Pahari, Burushaski, Balti, Shina, Wakhi, Hazargi, Brahvi, English, Chinese, Dari, Persian, Punjabi, Pashto, Gujarati and even Tamil.
Azmat Hayat Khan's work, which includes both Pashtun and non-Pashtun tribes residing along the Durand Line--namely, (1) Wakhi, (2) Nuristan or Kaferistan or Kalash, (3) Mushawani, (4) Salarzai, (5) Mamund, (6) Mohmands, (7) Shinwaris, (8) Afridi, (9) Mangals, (10) Wazir, (11) Sulaiman Khel, (12) Kakars, (13) Achakzai, (14) Barech, and (15) Baluch and Brahuis.
First stop is Kabul, where Kate treks to meet one of the world's last truly traditional herding cultures, The Wakhi Shepherds.
Kate Humble is in the Wakhan Corridor - a narrow strip of land between Tajikistan and Pakistan where, for hundreds of years, the Wakhi people have herded their sheep and goats.
Kate Humble with animals in the Wakhan Valley, above, and with the Wakhi shepherds, inset, who live and work in the mountains of Afghanistan
Kate Humble, inset, is in the Wakhan Corridor - a narrow strip of land between Tajikistan and Pakistan where, for hundreds of years, the Wakhi people have herded their sheep and goats.
She trekked to Afghanistan to meet the Wakhi people, who have watched their flocks by day and night for thousands of years.