Spoken L1 Language: Western Farsi

Comments on subclassification

Gernot Windfuhr 2009 Agnes Korn 2016 Agnes Korn 2019

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2019
Persian, Iranian (pes-pes) = 1 (National). Statutory national language (1979, Constitution, Article 15).

E16/E17/E18/E19 has two entries for the ethnic group Khalaj.

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 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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