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Fergana Kipchak language

2019-08-21 14:35:02
Fergana Kipchak
RegionCentral Asia (Fergana Valley)
Language family
  • Common Turkic
    • Kipchak
      • South
        • Fergana Kipchak
Language codes
ISO 639-3qwm
Linguist List

Fergana Kipchak, also Kuman, Qomanian, or Kipchak Uzbek, is an extinct Turkic language formerly spoken in the Fergana Valley in Central Asia. It split from East Kipchak in the middle of the 8th century (the South Altay language likely split earlier). Other East Kipchak dialects gave rise to the modern Kyrgyz language. In some regions of Fergana Province the features of Kipchak are seen, especially in phonetics. These regions (uzbek tuman) are Baghdad, Buvayda, Uchko'prik, and some parts of neighboring regions. Many idioms spoken in Uzbekistan that are now considered part of the Kyrgyz language are actually Fergana Kipchak dialects.[citation needed] According to the E. D. Polivanov, the Fergana Kipchak language existed as a separate idiom as late as in the 1920s. According to A. N. Samoilovich's latest research, some descendants of Fergana Kipchaks identify themselves as a separate ethnic group independent from the Uzbeks, Kazakhs or the Kyrgyz, although closely related to the latter. Some modern Fergana Kipchak dialects seem closely related to the Kipchak–Nogay group of the Turkic languages.

See also

  • Kipchaks
  • Kipchak language
  • Cumans
  • Cuman language
  • Kipchak languages
  • Fergana Valley

External links

  • Особенности взаимного притяжения народов (in Russian)
  • Кыргызы (in Russian)
  • Кипчакский компонент в этногенезе киргизов (in Russian)
  • К вопросу о кыргызах и Фергане (in Russian)
  • Саяно-Алтай и Тянь-Шань (in Russian)
  • Кожом-Шукур (in Russian)
  • Историографический обзор проблемы происхождения киргизов (in Russian)