Information from: “South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
40 percent certain, based on the evidence available
DOMAINS OF USE
Upper Euphrates river
Information from: “Zazaki” (545-586 ch. 9) . Ludwig, Paul (2009) , Windfuhr, Gernot · Routledge
There are no reliable statistics about the number of Zazaki speakers.
Several groups think they speak a dialect of Kurdish
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
The government has discouraged, or prevented by force, regular and free publication in Zazaki.
Zazaki is spoken in eastern Turkey at the north-western borders of Kurdish-speaking areas, in a triangle defined by the cities of Siverek, Erzincan, and Varto, as well as in an exclave of several villages near Mutki west of Bitlis, which may suggest a formerly wider distribution of Zazaki.
Information from: “Forms and Meanings of the Ezafe in Zazaki” (71-92) . Brigitte Werner (2018) , Saloumeh Gholami ·
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
It is difficult to estimate speaker numbers. Language use is most prominent in the cities of "Bingöl, Hani and Palu" (72)
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DOMAINS OF USE
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"Northern Zaza communities have lost a stable pattern of oral use. In that community, members of the child-bearing generation have almost entirely stopped transmitting the language to their children."
Language use is stronger in Southern Zaza
Information from: “Glottolog” .
Information from: “The World Atlas of Language Structures” . Bernard Comrie and David Gil and Martin Haspelmath and Matthew S. Dryer · Oxford University Press