|Qarluq, Southeastern Turkic|
uygh1240 (Eastern Karluk (Uyghur))
uzbe1247 (Western Karluk (Uzbek))
Uzbek Uyghur Äynu Ili
Many Middle Turkic works were written in these languages. The language of the Kara-Khanid Khanate was known as Turki, Ferghani, Kashgari or Khaqani. The language of the Chagatai Khanate was the Chagatai language.
- Uzbek – spoken by the Uzbeks; approximately 27 million speakers
- Uyghur – spoken by the Uyghurs; approximately 10 million speakers
- Äynu – spoken by the Äynu; approximately 6,600 speakers (2000)
- Ili Turki – moribund language spoken by Ili Turkis, who are legally recognized as a subgroup of Uzbeks; 120 speakers and decreasing (1980)
- Chagatai – extinct language which was once widely spoken in Central Asia and remained the shared literary language there until the early 20th century.
- Karakhanid – literary language of the Kara-Khanid Khanate that is considered a standard form of Middle Turkic.
- Khorezmian – literary language of the Golden Horde that is considered a preliminary stage of the Chagatai language.
Number of native speakersEdit
The Turkic languages are a language family of at least 35  documented languages, spoken by the Turkic peoples. The number of speakers derived from statistics or estimates (2019) and were rounded:
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- Austin, Peter (2008). One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost. University of California Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-520-25560-9.
- Dybo A.V., Chronology of Türkic languages and linguistic contacts of early Türks, Moscow, 2007, p. 766, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2005-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (In Russian)