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Encyclopedia > Qashqai language
Qashqai
Spoken in: Iran 
Region: Fars
Total speakers: 1500,000
Language family: Altaic
 Turkic
  Southern Turkic
   Turkish group
    Azerbaijani
     Qashqai
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: tut
ISO/DIS 639-3: qxq 

Qashqai (also spelled Ghashghai, Qashqa'i, Qashqay, and Kashkai) is a Turkic language. It is spoken by the Qashqai, an ethnic group living mainly in the Fars region of Iran. Estimates of the number of Qashqai speakers varies, but Ethnologue gives a figure of one and a half million. The Qashqai language is closely related to Azerbaijani, and some linguists actually consider it to be a dialect of that language. Unlike Azerbaijani, Qashqai still uses the Arabic alphabet (or, more specifically, the Persian modification of it). Many Qashqai also speak Persian. // Introduction Fars is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... Altaic is a proposed language family which includes 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and Far East. ... The Turkic languages constitute a language family of some thirty languages, spoken across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China with an estimated 140 million native speakers and tens of millions of second-language speakers. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2:1998 Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code Twenty-two of the languages have two three-letter codes: a code for bibliographic use (ISO 639-2/B) a code for terminological use (ISO 639-2/T). ... ISO 639-3 is in process of development as an international standard for language codes. ... The Turkic languages constitute a language family of some thirty languages, spoken across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China with an estimated 140 million native speakers and tens of millions of second-language speakers. ... Qashqai (also spelled Ghashghai, Qashqay, Kashgai and Qashqai). ... // Introduction Fars is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a web and print publication of SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), a Christian linguistic service organization which studies lesser-known languages primarily to provide the speakers with native language biblical texts. ... Persian (known variously as: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi, local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Tajik, a Central Asian dialect, or Dari, another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ...


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Qashqai language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (121 words)
Qashqai (also spelled Ghashghai, Qashqa'i, Qashqay, and Kashkai) is a Turkic language.
It is spoken by the Qashqai, an ethnic group living mainly in the Fars region of Iran.
The Qashqai language is closely related to Azerbaijani, and some linguists actually consider it to be a dialect of that language.
Qashqai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (520 words)
The traditional nomadic Qashqai travelled with their flocks each year from the summer highland pastures north of Shiraz roughly 480 km or 300 mi south to the winter pastures on lower (and warmer) lands near the Persian Gulf, to the southwest of Shiraz.
Historically, the Qashqai came from Central Asia, and were probably among the Turkic groups that arrived in Iran in the 11th or 12th centuries.
The Qashqai were a significant political force in Iran during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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