Bajelani language

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Native toIraq
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1976)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bjm

Bajelani (or Chichamachu) is an Indo-Iranian language and belongs to the subgroup Zaza-Gorani of the Northwestern Iranian languages.[2][3] It is spoken by the Bajalan tribe. It is linguistically close to Zazaki, Shabaki, Gorani and Sarli languages. Many speakers have been displaced since the 1980s.

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  1. ^ Bajelani at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b "Zaza-Gorani". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  3. ^ a b Hulst, Harry van der; Goedemans, Rob; Zanten, Ellen van (2010). A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the World. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110196313.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bajelani". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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