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Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken
[auz] Buxoro, Navoiy, and Qashqadaryo regions; Samarkand region, middle and lower Zerafshan valley, some in Katta-Kurgan town; small villages. Population: 700 (1992 G. Watson). Status: 8a (Moribund). Alternate Names: Central Asian Arabic, Jugari, Kashkadarya Arabic, Uzbeki Arabic. Dialects: Reportedly similar to North Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic [ayp]. Sharp dialect differences between Bukhara and Kashkadarya regions. Bukhara is strongly influenced by Tajiki [tgk], Kashkadarya by Uzbek [uzn] and other Turkic languages. May be a mixed language. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.

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Armenian, Western
[hyw] Toshkent City; Samarqand region. Population: 59,600 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Armenian.

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Bukharic
[bhh] Buxoro region: cultural center. Population: 10,600 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Bokharian, Bokharic, Bukharan, Bukharin, Judeo-Tajik. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.

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Crimean Tatar
[crh] Navoiy and Samarqand regions. Population: 150,000 in Uzbekistan (2006 A. Goriainov). Status: 5* (Developing). Alternate Names: Crimean Turkish, Qirim, Qirimtatar. Dialects: Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean. Classification: Turkic, Southern.

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Karakalpak
[kaa] Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic; Buxoro, Navoiy, and Xorazm regions along lower Amu river, south Aral Sea area. Population: 506,000 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Ethnic population: 717,000 (2014 World Factbook). Total users in all countries: 635,670. Status: 5* (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Karakalpakstan (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 3). Alternate Names: Kara-Kalpak, Karaklobuk, Klobouki, Tchorny. Autonym: Qaraqalpaq tili, Қарақалпақ тили‎ (Qaraqalpaq tili). Dialects: Northeastern Karakalpak, Southeastern Karakalpak. Classification: Turkic, Western, Aralo-Caspian.

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Kazakh
[kaz] Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic; Buxoro, Jizzax, Navoiy, and Sirdaryo regions. Population: 992,000 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Ethnic population: 860,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Turkic, Western, Aralo-Caspian.

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Korean
[kor] Toshkent City. Population: 250,000 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Classification: Koreanic.

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Russian
[rus] Major cities. Population: 11,800,000 in Uzbekistan (Arefyev 2012), all users. L1 users: 4,070,000 (2014 World Factbook). Ethnic population: 1,600,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Rossiya. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, East.

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Tajik
[tgk] Buxoro, Farg’ona, Navoiy, Qashqadaryo, Samarqand, and Surxondaryo regions. Population: 1,260,000 in Uzbekistan (2014 World Factbook). Ethnic population: 1,430,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Tajiki. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.

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Turkish
[tur] Buxoro, Jizzax, Navoiy, Qashqadaryo, Samarqand, and Sirdaryo provinces. Population: 130,000 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Osmanli, Türkçe. Dialects: Danubian, Eskisehir, Razgrad, Dinler, Rumelian, Karamanli, Edirne, Gaziantep, Urfa, Meskhetian Turkish (Ahiska). Classification: Turkic, Southern, Turkish.

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Uzbek
[uzb] A macrolanguage. Population total all languages: 29,530,520. Includes: Northern Uzbek [uzn], Southern Uzbek [uzs] (Afghanistan).

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Uzbek, Northern
[uzn] Widespread. Population: 22,200,000 in Uzbekistan (2015 World Factbook). Ethnic population: 22,900,000 (2014 World Factbook). Total users in all countries: 25,164,820. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 1). Alternate Names: oʻzbek, oʻzbekcha, Özbek. Autonym: oʻzbek tili, ўзбек тили‎ (oʻzbek tili). Dialects: Karluk (Qarlug), Kipchak (Kypchak), Oghuz. Distinct from Southern Uzbek [uzs] of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey. Russian [rus] influences in grammar, use of loanwords, and script. Oghuz may be a dialect of Khorasani Turkish [kmz] in Turkey rather than Uzbek. A member of macrolanguage Uzbek [uzb]. Classification: Turkic, Eastern.

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