Azerbaijani, South

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Torki
Population

15,500,000 in Iran (2010). Population total all countries: 16,913,280. Ethnic population: 18,700,000. L2 users: Used as L2 in Northwestern Iran.

Location

East and West Azerbaijan provinces, Ardebil, Zanjan, and part of Markazi provinces; Tehran districts; Fars Province and scattered.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Afshari (Afsar, Afshar), Aynallu (Inallu, Inanlu), Baharlu (Kamesh), Bayat, Karapapakh, Moqaddam, Nafar, Pishagchi, Qajar, Qaragozlu, Shahsavani (Shahseven), Tabriz. A member of macrolanguage Azerbaijani [aze].

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use Iranian Persian [pes]. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Armenian [hye], Iranian Persian [pes].

Language Development
Fully developed.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab], used in Iraq and Iran.

Other Comments

Muslim (Shi’a).

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