|Region||Main in Tunceli, Bingol, Erzincan, Sivas, Elazig, Malatya Gümüşhane Province, Şanlıurfa Province, and Adıyaman Province, diasporic in Mutki, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz|
|Speakers||About 1.5 - 2.5 million in Turkey, unknown numbers elsewhere|
|Lc2||diq|ld2=Dimli (Southern Zazaki)|ll2=Dimli|
|Lc3||kiu|ld3=Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki)|ll3=Kirmanjki|
|Mapcaption||The regions where Zazaki is spoken in Turkey. (With three main dialect areas; Dersim, Palu-Bingol, and Siverek), diasporic in Kars, Sarız, Aksaray, and Taraz)|| |
Zazaki (or Kirmanjki, Kirdki, Dimilki) is an Indo-European language spoken primarily in eastern Turkey. According to Ethnologue, the language is a part of the northwestern group of the Iranian section of the Indo-European family. Zazaki shares many features, structures, and vocabulary with Gorani, Talyshi and other Caspian languages, and Kurdish languages. According to Ethnologue (which cites [Paul 1998]), the number of speakers is between 1.5 and 2.5 million (including all dialects). According to Asatrian (1995): "The total population of Dimlīs (Zazas) at present is unknown, but it can be estimated at 3-4 million". According to Nevins, the number of Zazaki speakers is between 2 and 4 million.