Persian dialect spoken by the Hazara people

Hazaragi (Persian: هزارگی) spoken by the Hazara people in south Asia.

Native toAfghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Native speakers
1.8[1] to over 2.2 million[2]
Persian alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3haz

Classification Edit

Hazaragi is a language which is related to Turkish, mongolian and Indo-European languages. It is easily distinguishable from other turkic and mongolic languages spoken in different countries in South Asia. Hazaragi contains some Turkic and Mongolic words.

Spoken area Edit

Hazaragi is spoken by the Hazara people of central Afghanistan as well as by a large refugee population found in northeastern Iran and in parts of Pakistan, such as Quetta.

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References Edit

  1. Charles M. Kieffer, "HAZĀRA iv. Hazāragi dialect," Encyclopedia Iranica Online Edition, December 15, 2003, available at [1]
  2. Ethnologue: Hazaragi Language