Kurdish, Southern

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A language of Iran

Population

3,000,000 in Iran (Fattah 2000).

Location

West, Kermanshah and Ilam provinces; Eastern Iraq border provinces, including Xanaqin. Also in Iraq.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bayray, Feyli, Garrusi (Bijari), Kalhori, Kermanshahi (Kermanshani), Kolyai, Kordali, Luri, Malekshahi (Maleksh ay), Sanjabi.

Language Use

Home. Also use Farsi [pes] or [prs].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1894–1900.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Shi’a).

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