ISLAMABAD, Aug 7, 2012: The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) recently launched four new books written in the two local (minority) languages – Palula and Gawri (also known as Kalam Kohistani).
Two of these books are included in FLI’s new publication series, FLI-maqami zaban-o-adap ka ishaati silsila: Palula matali (Palula Proverbs) compiled by Naseem Haider, Training Coordinator at FLI, and a Gawri-Urdu-English conversation book, written by Muhammad Zaman Sagar”, FLI’s Language Development Consultant.
The two other books, Palula Alif-be and Gawri Alif-be, are alphabet books of these two languages, spoken in Chitral and Swat, respectively. The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) is a non-government organization working for the preservation and promotion of minority languages in the northern part of Pakistan. It runs two publication series as one of it activities.
One is an academic series, FLI Language and Culture Series, with 8 volumes produced so far, and the other is the new vernacular literature series referred to above. Fakhruddin Akhunzada FLI, Islamabad