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Encyclopedia > Southwestern Iranian languages

The Southwestern Iranian languages include some 16 (SIL estimate) languages and dialects spoken by about many people in Asia; this language family is a part of the Western Iranian language family. Each subfamily in this list contains subgroups and individual languages. SIL International is a non-profit, faith-based, scientific organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Western Iranian languages include some 69 (SIL estimate) languages and dialects spoken by about many people in Asia; this language family is a part of the Iranian language family. ...

Luri is a dialect of Persian language. ... Kumzari is an Iranian language spoken by the members of the Shihuh tribe in the Kumzar coast of Musandam Peninsula, northern Oman. ... Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Aimaq is a dialect of the Persian language of Afghanistan spoken in West of the Hazara, central northwest Afghanistan, eastern Iran, and Tajikistan. ... Bukhori, also known as Bukharic or Bukharan, is an Indo-Iranian language. ... Dehwari is a Northwestern Iranian language spoken by over 20,000 people in Balochistan, Pakistan. ... Dzhidi, or Judæo-Persian, is the Jewish language spoken by the Jews living in Iran. ... Dari is the local written name for the Persian language in Afghanistan used mainly in official papers. ... Hazaragi is a dialect of the Persian language, with the main deviation from Farsi and Dari being a larger borrowing of Turkic and Mongolian vocabulary. ... There are a number of Khuzestani Persian dialects unique to the province of Khuzestan in southwestern Iran. ... Lari is a branch of Farsi. ... Tajik or Tadjik (тоҷикӣ, تاجیکی, tojikí) is a descendant of the Persian language spoken in Central Asia. ... Mountain Jews, or Juhurim, are Jews of the eastern Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan. ... The Tat language is an Indo-Iranian language spoken by the Tat ethnic group. ...

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  • Southwestern Iranian language tree

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Iranian languages (163 words)
Iranian languages are a part of the Indo European language family.
The Iranian language group is part of the larger Indo-Iranian language subfamily, and accounts for some of the oldest recorded Indo-European languages.
Indo-Iranian languages originated around modern Afghanistan, and split into the Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Dardic, and Nuristani language groups as the speakers of proto-Indo-Iranian moved west, east, and south.
Iranian Branch of the Indo-European Family (587 words)
The languages are called Iranian because the largest members of the branch have been spoken on the Iranian plateau since ancient times.
Modern Iranian languages may have descended from Middle Iranian languages that were spoken between 300 BC and 950 AD.
Many Iranian languages are in the process of losing or have already lost the past tense ergative system and have replaced it with a nominative one.
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