GOJAL-HUNZA : by Ahmed Jami Sakhi
Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI), Islamabad organized a 3-Day Orthography workshop in Sarai Inn Passu, Gojal Hunza on November 3-5, 2017. Mr. Nasim Haider and Mr. Amir Haider, Language Specialists facilitated these three day’s highly productive and useful workshop.
About 20-22 linguists, poets, writers and language activists attended the workshop. The leadership of Wakhi community representing different dialectical groups of Gojal, Hunza; Ishkoman valley, Brughil/ Yarkhoon valley of Chitral appreciated this step from FLI to move towards some common Alphabets enabling all Wakhis globally to communicate and produce literature on the Wakhi.
Although the script finalization was delayed for the next session, but a Policy Committee and a “Forum for the Advocacy Promotion of the Wakhi Language” was formulated to produce a report on the suggestions and outcomes of this workshop. It was also decided to hold the next sessions on December 2-3, 2017 to finalize the pending work.