Lop dialect

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Lop
Ľor télé / Льор теълеъ
Native to China
Region Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Lop County
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 25,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog lopn1238  (Lopnor)[2]
lopp1238  (Lop – duplicate entry)[3]

Lop, also known as Lopnor or Lopnur is a language[citation needed] spoken in Lop County in Xinjiang, China.

Classification[edit]

Lop belongs to the Karluk branch of Turkic languages, along with Uyghur and Uzbek. Its status as a distinct language from Uyghur is disputed. Although it has some features that differentiate it from standard Uyghur, it is considered by some linguists to be one of its dialects.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uighur at Ethnologue (12th ed., 1992). Note: Undated data may come from an earlier edition.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lopnor". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lop". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.