Northern Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Zımey
Native toTurkey
RegionMain in Tunceli, southern parts of Erzincan and eastern parts of Sivas
EthnicityZaza
Native speakers
140,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2zza
ISO 639-3zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottologzaza1246[3]
Linguasphere58-AAA-ba

Northern Zazaki (in Zaza langauge known as: Zazakiyê Zımey, Kırmancki or Zonê Ma) is one of main dialects of the Zaza language. This dialect is spoken in eastern provinces of Republic of Turkey. This includes Tunceli (mainly), Erzincan, Sivas, Erzurum and some places in Gümüşhane. Northern Zazaki is spoken by more than 140,000 people in places where northern Zazas living.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zazaki, Northern". Ethnologue.
  2. Zazakiyê Zımey 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.
  4. Joshua Project. "Language - Zazaki, Northern :: Joshua Project". joshuaproject.net. Retrieved 13 September 2015.