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I seriously need to spend more time on the bajillion languages I'm learning instead of flitting around, reading about languages I'm not.  Is bajillion an actual number?  See how much time I waste?  I'm such a procrastinator, it's not even funny.
Anyway, I've spent the evening reading up on the Turkic languages of the -stans.  You know: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  I would've included Tajikistan, but Tajik is an Indo-European language, related to Persian.  In Afghanistan, Tajik is known as Dari - or so I've been told.  Oh, and can't forget Azerbaijan, where they speak Azerbaijani (aka Azeri), which from what I understand, is highly similar to Turkish, if not nearly identical.