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Uzbek, Southern

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Usbeki, Uzbak, Uzbeki
  • Scriptures published: Portions (2004--2006)
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 1% in Uzbek, Southern. L1 Literacy in larger towns increasing among younger population . Taught in primary schools, The Afghanistan Ministry of Education has produced Southern Uzbek textbooks for grades 1--3; planned through 12th grade. Taught in secondary schools
    Second Language: Dari [prs] : 20% in Dari [prs]
  • Primary country: Afghanistan
  • Region: Faryab, Saripul, Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar, and Badakhshan provinces, in Maimana, Sheberghan, Aqcha, and Saripul towns
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: Muslim (Sunni)
  • Livelihood: Mainly settled agriculturalists; some nomads, some craftsmen: gold, jewels, pottery, leather
  • Status: Statutory language of provincial identity in Afghanistan
  • Number of users: 2,961,980
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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