Chaharmahali Turkic
Chaharmahali Turkic.svg
Native toIran[1]
EthnicityChaharmahali Turks
Native speakers
~390,000 [2]
Turkic
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Distribution of Chaharmahali Turkic.png
  Distribution of Chaharmahali Turkic spoken as a native language

Chaharmahali Turkic (Persian: ترکی چهارمحالی) is a proposed Oghuz Turkic variety spoken in Iran's Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, and western Isfahan Province where it is described as "Esfahan Province Turkic" by linguists.[4] It is an understudied and generally unclassified variety of Oghuz Turkic distinct from Azerbaijani and Qashqai, being closer to the latter.[5] Chaharmahali Turkic is not to be confused with "Chārmāhāli," a Persian dialect spoken in the same region.[6]

Language Distribution

The Atlas of the Languages of Iran (ALI)[7] published a point-based and polygon language distribution map of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, and several linguistic data maps.[8][9][10]

Linguistic map of Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari Province, showing Turkic of Chaharmahal (including Qashqai)
Linguistic map of Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari Province, showing Turkic of Chaharmahal (including Qashqai)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Language distribution: Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Total population of populated places (with language distribution data)". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2022-06-03. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Atlas of the Languages of Iran: A working classification". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2019-12-29. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Language distribution: Esfahan Province". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2022-04-11. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Language distribution: Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Language distribution: Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province". Iran Atlas. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  7. ^ Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University. "Atlas built on CouchDb". iranatlas.net. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Anonby, Erik, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali, et al. (eds.). 2015-2017. Atlas of the Languages of Iran. Ottawa: Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University. Online address: http://iranatlas.net (retrieved September 26, 2021).]
  9. ^ Anonby, Erik, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali, et al. (eds.). 2015-2017. Atlas of the Languages of Iran: Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari language map. Ottawa: Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University. Online address: (September 26, 2021).
  10. ^ Anonby, Erik, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali, et al. (eds.). 2015-2017. Atlas of the Languages of Iran: Languages of Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari Province, Iran. Ottawa: Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University. Online address: (retrieved September 26, 2021)