Northern Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Zımey
Native to Turkey
Region Main in Tunceli, southern parts of Erzincan and eastern parts of Sivas
Ethnicity Zaza
Native speakers
140,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2 zza
ISO 639-3 zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottolog zaza1246[3]
Linguasphere 58-AAA-ba

Northern Zazaki (in Zazaki: Zazakiyê Zımey, Kırmancki or Zonê Ma) is one of dialects of the Zazaki language. Northern Zazaki is predominantly spoken by over 150,000 people in the eastern provinces of Turkey such as Tunceli, Erzincan and Sivas.[4]

Vocal differences of Northern Zazaki[edit]

There are some differences among dialects of Zazaki language. Specifically the word sh being s in Northern Zazaki:

Northern Zazaki Southern and Central Zazaki Meaning
doman qeçek, qıc, tût, leyr “kid, lad”
nas kerdene şınasnayış, sılasnaene “know”
bazar bazar, kırê, kıri (< Armenian < Greek) “bazaar”
nia daene, sêr kerdene, qayt k. cı ra ewniyaene, cı onyayış “look”
werte (< Trk.) miyan “middle”
thal veng “vacuous”
Northern and Southern Zazaki Central Zazaki Meaning
vuriya-ene vuriya-y-ış vary
vuriya-y-ış vuriya-y-ış variation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zazaki, Northern". Ethnologue. 
  2. ^ Zazakiyê Zımey at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dimli (Southern Zazaki) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zaza". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Joshua Project. "Language – Zazaki, Northern:: Joshua Project". joshuaproject.net.