KERMANSHAH vii. Languages and Dialects

Borjian, Habib

Kermanshah Province (Kermanshahan) is linguistically characterized by a triad of Kurdish, Gurāni (q.v.), and Persian within a multifaceted, areal-tribal-social setting. These are supplemented by Neo-Aramaic (q.v.), which, until lately, was spoken in pockets by area Jewry, as well as an isolated Turkic dialect spoken in the Sonqor valley.


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March 5, 2018