Dialects of Central Iran

Dialects of Central Iran

There are several Western Iranian dialects which are spoken in Central Iran.


They include the following groups (according to Lecoq 1989):
* Tafresh: Ashtiani, Amora’i, Kahaki, Vafsi, Judeo-Hamadani, Judeo-Borujerdi, Alviri, Vidari
* Northwestern: Mahallati, Vanishani, Khunsari (Khwanshari), Judeo-Golpaygani, Judeo-Khunsari
* Northeastern: Arani, Bidgoli, Delijani, Nashalji, Abuzaydabadi, Qohrudi, Badrudi, Kamu’i, Jowshaqani, Meyma’i, Abyana’i, Farizandi, Yarandi (Yarani),Soi (Sohi), Badi, Natanzi, Kasha’i, Tari, Taqi, Judeo-Kashani
* Southwestern: Kafroni, Gazi, Sedehi, Ardestani, Nohuji, Sajzi, Jarquya’i, Rudashti, Kafrudi, Judeo-Esfahani
* Southeastern: Dari (Yazdi), Kermani, Nayini (Na’ini), Zefra’i, Anaraki, Varzenei, Judeo-Yazdi, Judeo-Kermani, Tudeshki, Keyjani, Abchuya’i
* Kavir: Khuri, Farvi, Farroki, Mehrjani
* Sivandi: Sivandi

ee also

* List of Northwestern Iranian languages


# Lecoq P. Les dialectes du centre de l'Iran // Compendium Linguarum Iranicarum. Wiesbaden, 1989.

Further reading

* Bailey H. W. Iranian Studies IV // Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, 1933–1935, vol. 7.
* Borjian, H. “Isfahan xx. Geography of the Median (Central) Dialects of Isfahan Province,” in "Encyclopædia Iranica", vol. XIV, fasc. 1, pp. 84–93.
* Morgenstierne G., Neu-iranische Sprachen // Handbuch der Orientalistik. Iranistik. Linguistik. Leiden; Köln, 1958, Abt. I, Bd. 4, Abschn. 1.
* Расторгуева В. С., Мошкало В. В. Диалекты Центрального Ирана // Основы иранского языкознания. Новоиранские языки: Северо-западная группа. М., 1997.
* Stilo, Don. “Isfahan xxi. Provincial Dialects,” in "Encyclopadia Iranica", vol. XIV, fasc. 1, pp. 93 ff.
* Windfuhr, Gernot. " [http://www.iranica.com/newsite/articles/v5f3/v5f3a001.html Central Dialects] ", in "Encyclopædia Iranica".

External links

* [http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/files/NWIran.html A Description of the Northwest Iranian Project at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology]
* [http://f27.parsimony.net/forum67894/messages/526.htm Vafsi and Gurchani]

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