Khalaj, Turkic

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Khalaj
Population

42,100 (2000).

Location

Central Province, northeast of Arak.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Not a dialect of Azerbaijani [azb], as previously supposed. Distinct from other extant Turkish languages (Doerfer et al 1971). Different from Indo-Iranian Khalaj [kjf].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Other Comments

Muslim.