[bgn] 28,000 in Turkmenistan (1993). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi Comments: Distinct from Eastern [bgp] and Southern Balochi [bcc]. Muslim.
[chg] No known L1 speakers. Status: 10 (Extinct). Alternate Names: Chaghatay, Jagatai Classification: Turkic, Eastern
[kmr] Ashkhabad area. 20,000 in Turkmenistan (Bakaev 1962). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Khorasani, Khorasani Kurmanji, Kurmancî, Kurmanji Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish Comments: Muslim (Shi’a).
[tuk] 3,430,000 in Turkmenistan (1995). Population total all countries: 7,561,110. Ethnic population: 3,470,000 (1995). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 13). Alternate Names: Trukhmen, Trukhmeny, Turkmani, Turkmanian, Turkmenler, Turkomans Dialects: Anauli, Cawdur, Esari, Goklen, Khasarli, Nerezim, Nokhurli, Salyr, Saryq, Teke (Tekke), Yomud. Classification: Turkic, Southern, Turkmenian Comments: Turkmen in Syria, and possibly Iraq and Jordan, actually speak an ancient form of Turkmen; so-called Turkmen in Tibet may speak a different Turkic language. Muslim (Sunni).