Khorasani Turkish

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Quchani
Population

400,000 (1977 G. Doerfer).

Location

Northeast, north Khorasan Province, northwest of Mashhad. West dialect in Bojnurd area; north in Quchan aera (probably largest), south in Soltanabad area near Sabzevar.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

North Quchani (Northeast Quchani), South Quchani, West Quchani (Northwest 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 Farsi [pes].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Other Comments

Muslim.