Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken

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A language of Uzbekistan

Alternate Names
Central Asian Arabic, Jugari, Kashkadarya Arabic, Uzbeki Arabic
Population

700

Location

Buxoro Region; Samarkand Region, middle and lower Zerafshan valley, a few in Katta-Kurgan town; small villages.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

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].

Language Use

Few ethnic group members speak Arabic. No diglossia with Modern Standard Arabic [arb]. Northern Uzbek [uzn] used to communicate and as literary language.

Other Comments

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