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Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken
[auz] Buxoro Region; Samarkand Region, middle and lower Zerafshan valley, a few in Katta-Kurgan town; small villages. 700 Status: 8a (Moribund). Alternate Names: Central Asian Arabic, Jugari, Kashkadarya Arabic, Uzbeki Arabic Dialects: Reportedly similar to North Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic [ayp]. Sharp dialect differences between Bukhara and Kashkadarya regions. Bukhara is strongly influenced by Tajiki [tgk], Kashkadarya by Uzbek [uzn] and other Turkic languages. May be a mixed language. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Endogamous and do not mix with speakers of other languages. Muslim (Hanafi Sunni).

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Bukharic
[bhh] Various areas. Buxoro is cultural center. 10,000 in Uzbekistan (1995). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Bokharian, Bokharic, Bukharan, Bukharin, Judeo-Tajik Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian Comments: Jewish.

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Crimean Tatar
[crh] 150,000 in Uzbekistan (2006 A. Goriainov). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Crimean Turkish Dialects: Central Crimean, Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Southern Crimean. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Southern Comments: In census counted with the Tatar [tat], but the languages are distinct. Muslim.

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Karakalpak
[kaa] Along lower Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area. 407,000 in Uzbekistan (1993 UBS). Population total all countries: 410,410. Ethnic population: 424,000. Status: 5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Karakalpakstan (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 3). Alternate Names: Karaklobuk, Klobouki, Tchorny Dialects: Northeastern Karakalpak, Southeastern Karakalpak. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Western, Aralo-Caspian Comments: Some literature. Muslim (Sunni).

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Kazakh
[kaz] 808,000 in Uzbekistan. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Western, Aralo-Caspian

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Russian
[rus] 1,660,000 in Uzbekistan. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East

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Tajiki
[tgk] 934,000 in Uzbekistan. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian

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Turkish
[tur] 197,000 in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan (based on 1979 census, not counting 56,000 Turks of Fergana, who speak an Uzbek dialect). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Osmanli Dialects: Danubian, Dinler, Edirne, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Karamanli, Razgrad, Rumelian, Urfa. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Turkish Comments: Muslim (Sunni).

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Uzbek
[uzb] Population total all languages: 21,930,230. Comments: Includes: Northern Uzbek [uzn], Southern Uzbek [uzs] (Afghanistan).

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Uzbek, Northern
[uzn] East of the Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area. Possibly in Munich, Germany. 16,500,000 in Uzbekistan (1995 UN). Population total all countries: 18,968,250. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 1). Alternate Names: Özbek Dialects: Karluk (Qarlug), Kipchak (Kypchak), Oghuz. Distinct from Southern Uzbek [uzs] of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey. Russian [rus] influences in grammar, use of loanwords, and script. Oghuz may be a dialect of Khorasani Turkish [kmz] in Turkey rather than Uzbek. A member of macrolanguage Uzbek [uzb]. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Eastern Comments: About a third urbanized. Much Persian influence in language and culture. Patrilineal. Sart is an obsolete name for sedentary Uzbek, possibly those who are ethnically Tajik. Muslim (Hanafi Sunni).

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