source: Wikimedia Commons
Name: Bahram Sanginabadi
Preferred language name(s): Kalhor-Sorani (Central) Kurdish
Alternative names: N/A
Language classification: Indi-European, Indo-Iranian, Northwestern Iranian, Kurdish
Geographical areas where spoken: Southeast Turkey, southern Armenia, southern Azerbaijan, Georgia, Syria, Iraq, Iran
Approximate number of speakers: Kurdish in general: 20-30 million (very rough estimate)
The Kurdish specific to this area: maybe 100,000, maximum (very rough estimate: maybe as few as a few thousand?)
Other languages spoken in the community: Persian (Farsi), Turkish, Azerbaijani
Official language(s) in your country: Persian
Other language(s) in your country: Aimaq, Alviri-Vidari, Arabic (Gulf, Mesopotamian), Armenian, Ashtiani, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Azerbaijani (South), Bakhtiari, Balochi (Southern, Western), Bashkardi, Brahui, Dari, Dezfuli, Domari, Dzhidi, Eshtehardi, Fars (Northwestern, Southwestern), Gazi, Georgian, Gilaki, Gozarkhani, Gurani, Harzani, Hazaragi, Jadgali, Kabatei, Kajali, Karingani, Kashkay, Kazakh, Khalaj, Khalaj (Turkic), Kho’ini, Khorasani Turkish, Khunsari, Koresh-e Rostam, Koroshi, Kumzari, Kurdish (Central, Northern and Southern), Laki, Lari, Lasgerdi, Luri (Northern, Southern), Mandaic, Maraghei, Mazanderani, Natanzi, Nayini, Parsi-Dari, Pashto, Persian (Iranian), Persian Sign Language, Razajerdi, Romani (Balkan), Rudbari, Sangisari, Semnani, Senaya, Shahmirzadi, Shahrudi, Sivandi, Soi, Sorkhei, Takestani, Talysh, Taromi, Tat, Turkmen, Vafsi,
Does your language have a widely accepted writing system?
There is a language system, but I don’t know if you can call it “widely accepted” or not.
If yes, what materials are written?
There is a written version used for media, but this is specific to the version of Sorani spoken in the area around Bukan, not the version spoken in Qorveh or elsewhere.
My vitality assessment
[Language of Wider Communication]
All community members speak the language.
Absolute number of speakers:
1,000 – 100,000
Speaker number trends:
Almost all community members speak the language; speaker numbers seem stable, but it is hard to say.
Domains of use of the language:
Used in social domains with other languages; most value their language but some are indifferent; education and literacy programs are rare in the community; government has no policy regarding minority languages, though some outside institutions support the languages.
What have other sources said about your language?
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