Khorasani Turkish

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Quchani
Population

400,000 (1977 G. Doerfer).

Location

Northeast, Khorasan-e Shemali Province, northwest of Mashhad; west dialect in Bojnurd area, north in Quchan area (probably largest), south in Soltanabad area near Sabzevar.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

West Quchani (Northwest Quchani), North Quchani (Northeast Quchani), South Quchani. Midway linguistically between Azerbaijani and Turkmen [tuk], but not a dialect of either. The Oghuz-Uzbek dialect of Uzbek, Northern [uzn] in Uzbekistan is reportedly a dialect. Different from Khorasani, a local Persian dialect in Khorasan.

Language Use

Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Writing

Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran].

Other Comments

Muslim.