Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Yaghnobi language is a living East Iranian language (the other living members being Pashto, Ossetic and Pamir languages). Yaghnobi is spoken in the upper valley of the Yaghnob River in the Zarafshan area of Tajikistan by the Yaghnobi people. It is considered to be a direct descendant of Sogdian and has often been called Neo-Sogdian in academic literature. There are some 12,500 Yaghnobi speakers. They are divided into several communities. The principal group lives in the Zafarobod area. There are also re-settlers in the Yaghnob valley. Some communities live in the villages of Zumand and K kteppa and in Dushanbe or in its vicinity.