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)e18
Language family
Writing system Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2 diq
ISO 639-3 zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
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.

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