Bajelani dialect

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Native to Iraq
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1976)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bjm
Glottolog baje1238[2]

Bajelani is a Gorani Kurdish dialect spoken by the Kurdish community in Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan),[3] including the Bajalan tribe. It is linguistically close to Shabaki, Hawrami and Sarli dialects. Many speakers have been displaced since the 1980s.


  1. ^ Bajelani at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bajelani". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "KURDISH TRIBES – Encyclopaedia Iranica". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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