Uzbek (O‘zbek tili or O'zbekcha in Laitin script, Ўзбек тили or Ўзбекча in Cyrillic script; أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی in Arabic script) is a Turkic leid an the offeecial leid o Uzbekistan. It haes aboot 25.5 million native speakers, an it is spoken bi the Uzbeks in Uzbekistan an elsewhaur in Central Asie. Uzbek belangs tae the sootheastren Turkic or Uyghur faimlie o Turkic leids, an consequently its lexicon an grammar are maist closely linked tae the Uyghur leid, whiles ither influences rase frae Persie, Arabic an Roushie.

oʻzbekcha, oʻzbek tili;
ўзбекча, ўзбек тили;
اوزبیکچه, اوزبیک تیلی
Native taeUzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Roushie, Cheenae
Native speakers
33 million (2019)[1]
Early forms
Laitin, Cyrillic, an Arabic (uised in Afghanistan an Cheenae), Uzbek Braille
(Uzbek alphabets)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Afghanistan (3rd official leid)
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit biTashkent State Varsity o Uzbek leid an leeteratur
Leid codes
ISO 639-1uz
ISO 639-2uzb
ISO 639-3uzbinclusive code
Individual codes:
uzn – Northren
uzs – Soothren
Linguasphere44-AAB-da, db
Dark blue = majority; licht blue = minority
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References eedit

  1. Uzbek at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Northren at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Soothren at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Scott Newton (20 November 2014). Law and the Making of the Soviet World: The Red Demiurge. Routledge. pp. 232–. ISBN 978-1-317-92978-9.
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Uzbek". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.