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Zazaki
Native to Turkey
Region Main in Tunceli, Bingol, Erzincan, Sivas, Elazig, Malatya Gümüşhane Province, Şanlıurfa Province, and Adıyaman Province, diasporic in Mutki, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz
Ethnicity Zaza
Native speakers About 1.5–2.5 million in Turkey, unknown numbers elsewhere  (date missing)
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Latin
Linguasphere 58-AAA-ba
Zaza DialectsMap-5.gif
The regions where Zazaki is spoken in Turkey. (With three main dialect areas; Dersim, Palu-Bingol, and Siverek), diasporic in Kars, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz

Zazaki is an Indo-European language spoken in eastern Anatolia above the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. It belongs to the northwest-Iranian group of Iranian language. The Zaza language is related to Sangsarī, Māzandarānī, Tātī (Herzendī), Semnānī, Tāleshī, Kurdish, Persian and Balōchi. The number of Zaza speakers is not known wxactly.

Zaza is also a name that appears [1] in the Bible, meaning "belonging to all" or "plenty". [2]

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