Laki language


Laki language

language
name=Laki
nativename=
states=Iran, Iraq
region=Central Zagros
speakers=ca. 1,500,000.
familycolor=Indo-European
fam2=Indo-Iranian
fam3=Iranian
fam4=Western
lc1=lki|ld1=Laki
Laki or Leki a transitory language between the Southwestern and Northwestern Iranian languages. According to several sources it is classified as a dialect of Kurdish, although Ethnologue has cited its lexical similarity with the Lori dialects. [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9046467/Kurdish-language Kurdish language - Britannica Online Encyclopedia ] ] [ [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=lki Ethnologue report for language code:lki ] ] Laki is spoken in the central Zagros region of Iran (provinces of Ilam, Lorestan, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Qazvin, and Khuzestan) by the Laks. It is also spoken in Iraq.

Zayn al-‘Ābidīn Shīrvānī, the writer of the Persian geographic work Bustān al-siyāha (“The Garden of the travel”) in 19th century introduces the Laks as a Lur tribe. In our own times Īzadpanāh, the writer of the Laki-Persian dictionary, emphasizes the Luri identity of the Laks and calls it a misunderstanding to consider the Laks as a part of the Kurds. [Īzadpanāh, H., Farhang-i Lakī, Tehran: Mu’assisa-yi Farhangī-yi Jahāngīrī, 1367 Hš, p. xl.]

References

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=lki Ethnologie report]


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