Qashqai leid

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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[1]. 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.

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  1. Ethnologue report

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