Zaza language

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Zaza
Native toAnatolia
RegionMain in Tunceli, Bingöl, Erzincan, Sivas, Elazığ, Erzurum, Malatya Gümüşhane Province, Şanlıurfa Province, and Varto, Adıyaman Province; diasporic in Mutki, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz
EthnicityZaza
Native speakers
1.6 million (1998)[1]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2zza
ISO 639-3zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zaza)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zaza)
Glottologzaza1246[2]
Linguasphere58-AAA-ba

Zaza language, also called Zazaki, Kirmanjki and Dimli, is an Indo-European language spoken in eastern Anatolia above the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. It belongs to the northwest-Iranian group of Iranian language. The Zaza language is related to Sangsarī, Māzandarānī, Tātī (Herzendī), Semnānī, Tāleshī, Kurdish, Persian and Balōchi. The number of Zaza speakers is not known exactly.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • [1] Ethnologue on Zazaki (language)
  • [2] (Weblinks of Zaza people)
  • [3] Academic Research Center of Zazaki
  • [4] Zazaki Wikipedia
  • [5] Only Zazaki news

References[change | change source]

  1. Zaza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kirmanjki (Northern Zaza) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dimli (Southern Zaza) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zaza". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.