Laki language

Laki (Kurdish: له‌کی ,لکي, romanized: Lekî, Persian: لکی) is a vernacular that consists of two dialects; Pish-e Kuh Laki and Posht-e Kuh Laki.[3] Laki is considered a Kurdish dialect,[1][4][5][6][7][8] by most linguists[2] and is spoken chiefly in the area between Khorramabad and Kermanshah by about one million native speakers.[1][9]

Laki
Kurdish: لەکی, Lekî
Native toIran and Turkey
RegionProvinces of Hamadan, Ilam, Lorestan and Kermanshah in Iran and scattered around Turkey
EthnicityKurds (Lak tribe)
Native speakers
1,000,000 (2000 estimate), including 150,000 monolinguals[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lki
Glottologlaki1244
Linguasphere58-AAC-aac