Laki

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Alaki, Leki
Population

1,000,000 (Fattah 2000). 150,000 monolinguals.

Location

Ilam Province, western Lorestan, Aleshtar, Kuhdasht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, and Khorramabad.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 70% with Iranian Persian [pes], 78% with Luristani (Khorramabadi), 69% with Northern Luri [lrc] (central rural dialects).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Northern Luri [lrc] or Iranian Persian [pes].

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Shi’a), Ahl-e Haqq.