Northern Zazaki

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Zazakiyê Zımey
Native toTurkey
RegionMain in Tunceli, southern parts of Erzincan and eastern parts of Sivas
EthnicityZaza
Native speakers
140,000 [1] (1998)[2]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2zza
ISO 639-3zzainclusive code
Individual codes:
kiu – Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)
diq – Dimli (Southern Zazaki)
Glottologzaza1246[3]
Linguasphere58-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 şınasnayene, sılasnayene to “know”
bazar bazar, kırê, kıri (< Armenian < Greek) “bazaar”
nia daene, sêr kerdene, qayt kerdene cı ra ewniyayene, cı onyayene to “look”
werte (< Trk.) miyan “middle”
thal veng “vacuous”
Northern and Southern Zazaki Central Zazaki Meaning
vuriyaene vuriyayene to “vary”
vuriyayıs vuriyayış “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.