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|O'zbek, Ўзбек, أۇزبېك|
40 million (2012)|
Official language in
uzn – Northern Uzbek
uzs – Southern Uzbek
|Uzbek edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
Uzbek (O'zbek tili or O'zbekcha in Latin script, Ўзбек тили or Ўзбекча in Cyrillic script; أۇزبېك تیلی in Arabic script) is a Turkic language. It is the official language of Uzbekistan. It has about 40 million native speakers. It is spoken by the Uzbeks in Uzbekistan and elsewhere in Central Asia. Uzbek belongs to the southeastern Turkic or Uyghur family of Turkic languages.