Salar (Salarcha / Salırça / سالارچا)
Salar is a Turkic language spoken by about 60,000 people in
China, mainly in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, and also in Xinjiang.
The Salar people arrived in China during the 14th century, and
according to Salar legend they came from Samarkand. The Salar
language is thought to be related to western Turkic or Oghuz
languages and has been heavily influenced by Tibetan and Chinese
Offical Latin alphabet for Salar (Salar pinyin oghush)
The version of the Latin alphabet for Salar is based on Chinese Pinyin
and is officially approved by the Chinese authorities.
Most letters have different pronunciations depending on where they appear
in a word and/or which letters appear next to them:
more information (Word Doc in German)
Arabic alphabet for Salar (اوغۇش سالار)
The Arabic alphabet was traditionally used to write Salar, and is still
used and is generally prefer by the Salar.
The names of the letters are in the IPA.
Unofficial Latin alphabet for Salar (Salır latin oğış)
This is a Turkish-based version of the Latin alphabet for Salar
which is not popular with Salars.
Information about the Salar alphabets compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Sample text in Salar
Ne güzel doğqan yeridiği göl,
Ne uzan gelğen yaşlıx yol,
Tişde men göx asmandan soracı,
Neğe gece yalğuz vardır?
Bir ax quş bulatdan çixci.
Köp beyix şeherler men varmış,
Köp çoñ deryalar mende görmiş,
Bir gün öyüm menden yırax volsa eğer,
Göñlümde başqa yoxdur,
Her vağıt yireğimde yamğur yağır.
From Doğqan yerim (My native land): http://www.salars.cn/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=4811&extra=page%3D1
Information about the Salar language
Book of Salar proverbs (in Chinese and Salar)
Other languages written with the: Arabic and