||18,000 in Azerbaijan (1989 census). Population total all countries: 26,000. Ethnic population: 22,041 in Azerbaijan (1990 A. E. Kibrik).
||It may be declining around Baku, but still widely used in the mountainous area around Qonaqkend. Also spoken in Iran, Russia (Europe).
||Mussulman Tati, Muslim Tat, Tati
||Quba, Devechi, Qonaqkend, Qyzyl Qazma, Aruskush-Daqqushchu (Khyzy), Absheron, Balakhani, Surakhani, Lahyj, Malham. Difficult intelligibility of Judeo-Tat. Close to Farsi. It has vowel harmony like Azerbaijani. Balakhani are recent exiles from Iran, and their language is very close to Farsi. Lahyj may be a separate language.
||Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Tat
||Used in the home. A few children speak Tat. Positive language attitude. Lahyi use Azerbaijani as a literary language.
||Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar.
||Different from Takestani of Iran. Muslim (Shi'a).