Yaghnobi (yaɣnobī́ zivók / яғнобӣ зивок)
Yaghnobi is a member of the Eastern Iranian branch of Indo-Iranian
languages. It is spoken by about 12,500 in Tajikistan who originally
lived in the Yaghnob valley in Zarafshan in the northwest of Tajikistan,
but who were moved to Zafarobod in Sughd province in the 1990s. Some
have since returned to Yaghnob.
Yaghnobi is used mainly within families, while Tajik is used for
business and formal situations. In the 1990s a way of writing the
language using the Latin alphabet was devised; before then the
language was not written. There is also a version of the Cyrillic
alphabet as used for Tajik which was adapted for Yaghnobi by
Sayfiddīn Mīrzozoda of the Tajik Academy of Sciences.
Latin alphabet for Yaghnobi
Cyrillic alphabet for Yaghnobi
Sample text in Yaghnobi
Source: А.Л. Хромов, Ягнобский язык, издательство «Наука», Москва – 1972.
Sample text supplied by Wolfgang Kuhl
Information about the Yaghnobi language and people
Online Yaghnobi - Tajik - English lexicon (PDF)
Aspects of Yaghnobi Grammar
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet