Qashqai leid

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Qashqai
Kaşqay dili
Native tae Iran
Region Fars, Isfahan, Bushehr, Chaharmahal an Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh an Boyer-Ahmad, Khuzestan
Ethnicity Qashqai
Native speakers
949,000 (2015)[1]
Turkic
Persie alphabet
Leid codes
ISO 639-3 qxq
Glottolog qash1240[1]
Linguasphere pairt o 44-AAB-a

Qashqai (an' a' spelled Qashqay, Kashkai, Kashkay, Qashqa'i, an Qashqayi) is a Turkic leid spaken bi the Qashqai, an ethnic group livin mainly in the Fars region o Iran. Estimates o the number o Qashqai speakers vary, Ethnologue gives a figure o 923,000[2]. The Qashqai language is closely relatit tae Azerbaijani, an some linguists actually consider it tae be a dialect o that leid.

Like Sooth Azerbaijani in Iran, Qashqai uises the Persian modification o the Arabic alphabet. The Qashqai an' a' speak Persian, an uise it as their literary leie.

Note[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Qashqa'i". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. Ethnologue report

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