Spoken L1 Language: Western Farsi

Comments on subclassification

Habib Borjian 2013 Gernot Windfuhr and John R. Perry 2009: 417-421

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2022
Persian, Iranian (pes-pes) = 1 (National). Statutory national language (1979, Constitution, Article 15).

E16/E17/E18/E19/E20/E21/E22/E23/E24 has two entries for the ethnic group Khalaj.

| p{5cm}} code: | klj | kjf | | name: | Khalaj, Turkic | Khalaj | | Region: | Central Province, northeast of Arak. | Also in Iran. | | Classification: | Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Azerbaijani | Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern | | country: | Iran | Azerbaijan, Iran | | Population: | 42,100 (2000 WCD). | 42,100. | | Language use: | All ages. Most also use Farsi [pes]. | |

One entry is for the Turkic Khalaj [klj] language -- well known through Gerhard Doerfer 1988 's publications -- which says they also speak Farsi. The other entry Khalaj [kjf] (which has the same population figure and refers to the same ethnic group) is listed in E16/E17/E18/E19/E20/E21/E22/E23/E24 as a separate Iranian language. But in addition to their Turkic language, the Khalaj speak only Farsi [pes], which already has an entry. See also: Khalaj [kjf], Turkic Khalaj [klj].

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