Northern Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Zımey
Native to Turkey
Region Main in Tunceli, southern parts of Erzincan and eastern parts of Sivas
Ethnicity Zaza
Native speakers
140,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2 zza
ISO 639-3 zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottolog zaza1246[3]
Linguasphere 58-AAA-ba

Northern Zazaki (in Zaza langauge known as: Zazakiyê Zımey, Kırmancki) 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.