Central Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Merkezi
Native toTurkey
RegionElazığ, Bingöl northern parts of Diyarbakır
EthnicityZaza
Native speakers
1,500,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2diq
ISO 639-3zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottologzaza1246[3]
Linguasphere58-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.