Sarli dialect

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Sarli
سارلی
Native to Iraq
Region Kirkuk Province
Native speakers
(undated figure of fewer than 20,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sdf
Glottolog sarl1241[2]

Sarli, or Sarliya, is a dialect of the Gorani language spoken in Iraq. It is spoken by a cluster of villages[3] north of the Little Zab river,[4] on the confluence of the Khazir River and the Great Zab river, just west-northwest of the city of Kirkuk.[5] Many speakers have been displaced by conflicts in the region.[6]

It has no known dialects and reportedly is most similar to Bajelani,[6] but it is also similar to Shabaki.[7] The Sarli language contains Kurdish, Turkish and Persian influences like its neighbours Bajelani and Shabaki.[8]

The Sarli speakers follow their own branch of Yarsanism.[7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarli at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sarli". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Bruinessen, Martin Van (2000-01-01). Mullas, Sufis and Heretics: The Role of Religion in Kurdish Society : Collected Articles. Isis Press. p. 20. ISBN 9789754281620. 
  4. ^ Division, Naval Intelligence (2014-09-03). Iraq & The Persian Gulf. Routledge. p. 329. ISBN 9781136892660. 
  5. ^ Sinor, Denis (1956-01-01). Proceedings of the Twenty-third International Congress of Orientalists, Cambridge, 21st-28th August, 1954. Royal Asiatic Society. p. 178. 
  6. ^ a b "Sarli". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  7. ^ a b Bruinessen, Martin Van (2000-01-01). Mullas, Sufis and Heretics: The Role of Religion in Kurdish Society : Collected Articles. Isis Press. p. 300. ISBN 9789754281620. 
  8. ^ Nations, League of; Wirsén, Einar Thure af (1925-01-01). Question de la frontière entre la Turquie et l'Irak (in French). Imprimeries réunies, s.a. 
  9. ^ Meho, Lokman I.; Maglaughlin, Kelly L. (2017-03-05). Kurdish Culture and Society: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 256. ISBN 9780313315435.