Experiences

Wakhi – Made in Germany

Wakhi – Made in Germany
‘’Chiz holi?’’, asked Marie, a German student in Munich. ‘‘Bafam, shobosh’’, I replied. ‘’Chiz holi’’ is a Wakhi way of saying ‘how are you’ and ‘Bafam, shobosh’ is the reply to it, meaning ‘good, thanks’. That was so interesting when I met students learning my language, Wakhi, taught by a German linguist, Dr. Beate Reinhold. ‘Mein Name ist Muhammad Ali‘, I was so excited that I replied in German when I was asked in Wakhi to introduce myself. It was one of my great life experiences to find ...