Arabic, Tajiki Spoken

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A language of Tajikistan

Alternate Names
Arabic, Bukhara Arabic, Buxara Arabic, Central Asian, Jugari, Tajiji Arabic
Population

1,000 in Tajikistan. Population total all countries: 6,000.

Location

Khatlon Province, Vakhsh Valley villages; Kuliab and Leninabad cities. Mainly small villages. Also in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Only a few speak Arabic. Shifting to Tajiki [tgk]. No diglossia with Modern Standard Arabic [arb]. Also use Tajiki [tgk] as L2.

Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Endogamous, do not mix with speakers of other languages. Muslim (Hanafi Sunni).

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