Khorezmian language (Turkic)

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Not to be confused with Khorezmian language (Iranian).
Region Golden Horde
Era 13th–14th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zkh
Linguist list
Glottolog None

Khorezmian was a literary Turkic language[1] of the Medieval Golden Horde of Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It was a preliminary stage of the Chagatay language, which would remain an important language of Central Asia until the 20th century. It was based on Old Turkic further to the east, though incorporating local Oghuz and Kipchak words.


  • Gulistan[2]
  • Qiṣaṣ al-Anbiyā’[3]


  • Johanson & Johanson, 2003, The Turkic Languages