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

Similar to Azerbaijani [azb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, commerce. All ages. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Language Development
Many can read Farsi well.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Nomadic. Muslim (Shi’a).