Yagnobi

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A language of Tajikistan

Alternate Names
Yaghnabi, Yaghnobi, Yaghnubi, Yagnabi, Yagnob, Yagnubi
Population

12,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Zafarabad; north of Dushanbe; Yagnob river (the homeland), high mountain valley.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Eastern Yagnobi, Western Yagnobi.

Language Use

Also use Tajiki [tgk] or Russian [rus] as literary languages.

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Were resettled in 1970s to Zafarabad in north Tajikistan on the border with Uzbekistan; changed from cool mountain valleys with water to irrigated desert plains. Muslim (Sunni).