Lop dialect

Lop
Ľor télé / Льор теълеъ
Native to China
Region Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Lop County
Native speakers
(undated figure of 25,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog lopn1238  Lopnor[2]
lopp1238  Lop – duplicate entry[3]

Lop, also known as Lopnor or Lopnur is a language spoken in Lop County in Xinjiang, China.

Classification

Lop belongs to the Karluk branch of Turkic languages, along with Uyghur and Uzbek. Its status as a distinct language from Uyghur is disputed. Although it has some features that differentiate it from standard Uyghur, it is considered by some linguists to be one of its dialects.

References

  1. Uighur at Ethnologue (12th ed., 1992).
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lopnor". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lop". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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