Lop (Ľor télé / لوپنۇر تېلې)

Lop is a member of the Karluk branch of the Turkic language family. It is spoken by about 25,000 people in the Lop Nur region in the southeast of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the northwest of China. The Lop Nur region includes Lopnor County, and parts of Charqiliq and Bügür counties, and is part of the Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. The majority of Lop speakers are over 50 years old. Younger people speak standard Uyghur and Mandarin Chinese.

Lop is also known as Lopnor or Lopnur. It is considered a dialect of Uyghur by some linguists, while others classify it as a closely related but separate language. It is also related to Uzbek. There are ways to write it with the Latin and Arabic scripts.

Latin alphabet for Lop

Latin alphabet for Lop

Arabic alphabet for Lop

Arabic alphabet for Lop

Download alphabet charts for Lop (Excel)
Details of the Lop (Latin) alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel (PDF), and the Arabic alphabet by Michael Peter Füstumum.

Links

Information about Lop
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lop_dialect
https://helda.helsinki.fi/items/3cfac3e2-b14e-4c4a-9477-d610a6b99de7
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/lopn1238

Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Fuyu Kyrgyz, Gagauz, Ili Turki, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karamanli Turkish, Kazakh, Khakas, Khalaj, Khorasani Turkic, Krymchak, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Lop, Nogai, Old Turkic, Qashqai, Romanian Tatar, Salar, Shor, Siberian Tatar, Soyot, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Western Yugur, Yakut (Sakha)

Languages written with the Arabic script

Adamaua Fulfulde, Afrikaans, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Bedawi), Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Gulf), Arabic (Hassaniya), Arabic (Hejazi), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Najdi), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Arwi, Äynu, Azeri, Balanta-Ganja, Balti, Baluchi, Beja, Belarusian, Bosnian, Brahui, Chagatai, Chechen, Chittagonian, Comorian, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dari, Dhatki, Dogri, Domari, Gawar Bati, Gawri, Gilaki, Hausa, Hazaragi, Hindko, Indus Kohistani, Kabyle, Kalkoti, Karakalpak, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khowar, Khorasani Turkic, Khwarezmian, Konkani, Kumzari, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgi, Lop, Luri, Maguindanao, Malay, Malay (Terengganu), Mandinka, Marwari, Mazandarani, Mogholi, Morisco, Mozarabic, Munji, Noakhailla, Nubi, Ormuri, Palula, Parkari Koli, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Qashqai, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Salar, Saraiki, Sawi, Serer, Shabaki, Shina, Shughni, Sindhi, Somali, Soninke, Tatar, Tausūg, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Torwali, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Wakhi, Wanetsi, Wolof, Xiao'erjing, Yidgha

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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