[bgn] Mary province: 2 areas, one northeast of capital, the other on Murgap river upstream from Mary city. 35,700 (2002 J. Leclerc). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi. Comments: Non-indigenous. Distinct from Eastern [bgp] and Southern Balochi [bcc]. Muslim.
[rus] Ashgabat and other urban centers. 900,000 in Turkmenistan (Arefyev 2012), all users. 637,000 (2015 World Factbook). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, East. Comments: Non-indigenous. No longer consistently used for interethnic communciation.
[tuk] Widespread. 3,820,000 (2015 World Factbook). Total users in all countries: 7,097,970. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 13). Alternate Names: Trukhmen, Trukhmeny, Turkmani, Turkmanian, Turkmenler, Turkomans, Türkmen dili. Autonym: Türkmençe, түркменче (Türkmençe). Dialects: Nokhurli, Anauli, Khasarli, Nerezim, Yomud, Teke (Tekke), Goklen, Salyr, Saryq, Esari, Cawdur. Classification: Turkic, Southern, Turkmenian. Comments: Turkmen in Syria and Iraq displays heavy Turkish [tur] and Arabic influences lexically with some Azeri features. Turkmen in Iran shows many Persian [pes] features. Muslim.