Zazaki

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Zazaki
Native to Turkey
Region Main in Tunceli, Bingol, Erzincan, Sivas, Elazig, Malatya Gümüşhane Province, Şanlıurfa Province, and Adıyaman Province, diasporic in Mutki, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz
Ethnicity Zaza
Native speakers About 1.5–2.5 million [1][2] in Turkey, unknown numbers elsewhere  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-2 zza
ISO 639-3 zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Linguasphere 58-AAA-ba
Zaza DialectsMap-5.gif
The regions where Zazaki is spoken in Turkey. (With three main dialect areas; Dersim, Palu-Bingol, and Siverek), diasporic in Kars, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz

Zazaki is a language spoken in eastern Anatolia above the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. It belongs to the northwest-Iranian group of the Iranian language branch of the Indo-European language family. The Zaza language is related to Sangsarī, Māzandarānī, Tātī (Herzendī), Semnānī, Tāleshī, Kurdish, Persian and Balōchi. An exact indication of the number of Zaza speakers is unknown.

Zaza is also a name that appears [1] in the Bible, meaning "belonging to all" or "plenty". [2]

Other websites[change | edit source]

  • [3] Ethnologue on Zazaki (language)
  • [4] (Weblinks of Zaza people)
  • [5] Academic Research Center of Zazaki
  • [6] Zazaki Wikipedia
  • [7] Only Zazaki news

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