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The central dialects group are spoken in the territory of the ancient Media Major and form part of the modern northwestern Iranian languages. Today, many of the central dialects are giving way to Persian especially among the younger generations.

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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

See also

References

  1. 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, Habib, "Geography of the Median Central Dialects of Isfahan", 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. "Provincial Dialects", in Encyclopadia Iranica, vol. XIV, fasc. 1, pp. 93 ff.
  • Windfuhr, Gernot. "Central Dialects", in Encyclopædia Iranica.

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