Ili Salar

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Notes

  • The Ili Salar moved west from Qinghai beginning in the 18th Century due to a religious dispute. Further migrations followed. According to Dwyer (2007), the difference between the Qinghai/Amdo and Ili varieties is greater than that within Qinghai.

References

Dwyer, Arienne. 2007. Salar: a study in inner Asian language contact processes. Part I: Phonology. Turcologica 37.1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Yakup, Abdurashid. 2002. An Ili Salar vocabulary: introduction and a provisional Salar-English lexicon. Tokyo: University of Tokyo.

Ili Salar
Native name:Salar sözin
Alternate names:Xinjiang Salar, Western Salar
Family:Oghuz
Spoken in:China, Xinjiang, Yining County
Number of speakers:4000