Kashkay

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Kashkai, Qashqa’i, Qashqay
Population

1,500,000 (1997).

Location

Southwest, Fars and South Kohgiluyeh va Boyerahmad provinces. Shiraz, Gachsaran, and Firuzabad are centers.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Azerbaijani [azb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, commerce. All ages. Also use Iranian Persian [pes], Southern Luri [luz]. Used as L2 by Domari [rmt].

Language Development
Many can read Farsi well.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Nomadic. Muslim (Shi’a).