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Balochi, Western
[bgn] 28,000 in Turkmenistan (1993). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi Comments: Distinct from Eastern [bgp] and Southern Balochi [bcc]. Muslim.

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Chagatai
[chg] No known L1 speakers. Status: 10 (Extinct). Alternate Names: Chaghatay, Jagatai Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Eastern

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Kurdish, Northern
[kmr] Ashkhabad area. 20,000 in Turkmenistan (Bakaev 1962). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Khorasani, Khorasani Kurmanji, Kurmancî, Kurmanji Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish Comments: Muslim (Shi’a).

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Turkmen
[tuk] 3,430,000 in Turkmenistan (1995). Population total all countries: 7,560,560. Ethnic population: 3,470,000 (1995). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 13). Alternate Names: Trukhmen, Trukhmeny, Turkmani, Turkmanian, Turkmenler, Turkomans Dialects: Anauli, Cawdur, Esari, Goklen, Khasarli, Nerezim, Nokhurli, Salyr, Saryq, Teke (Tekke), Yomud. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Turkmenian Comments: Turkmen in Syria, and possibly Iraq and Jordan, actually speak an ancient form of Turkmen; so-called Turkmen in Tibet may speak a different Turkic language. Muslim (Sunni).

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Uzbek, Northern
[uzn] 317,000 in Turkmenistan. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Eastern

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