Central Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Merkezi
Native to Turkey
Region Elazığ, Bingöl northern parts of Diyarbakır
Ethnicity Zaza
Native speakers
1,500,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2 diq
ISO 639-3 zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottolog zaza1246[3]
Linguasphere 58-AAA-ba

Central Zazaki (in Zaza language: Zazakiyê Merkezi or Zazakiyê Miyani; means Middle Zazaki) is one of three main dialects of the Zazaki language. This is spoken by the Zaza people in central parts of Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Central Zazaki is spoken by over 1 million people in the eastern cities of Turkey, such as Elazığ, north of Diyarbakır, west of Bingöl and east of Malatya.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zazaki, Central". Ethnologue. 
  2. Zazakiyê Merkezi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dimli (Southern Zazaki) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zaza". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.