Lop dialect

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Ľor télé / Льор теълеъ
Native to China
Region Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Lop County
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog lopn1238[1]

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


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.[2]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lopnor". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Uighur at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)