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A committee member provided the following comment:
If and when a community starts actively creating content in this test, please make a new request. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:45, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
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The Southern Uzbek language is a Turkic language with an official standing in a number of northern provinces of Afghanistan (2004, Constitution, Article 16(2)) and is currently regulated by the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan
It is distinct from the Uzbek language, which is used in Uzbekistan, and differs from it in phonetics, grammar, vocabulary (use of much more loan words from Afghan Persian) and even uses a totally different writing system, namely the Arabic script. The over 4 million speaker of that language cannot understand the Cyrill and latin script and simply converting them into an Arabic script would be totally inaccurate due to the above given reasons
The amount of literature in the Southern Uzbek language, which is enriched by the classical writings in Old Uzbek (Chaghatai), is increasing more recently due to educational improvements in Northern Afghanistan and the translation of Arabic, Persian and English writings by native Speakers
There are several online news and community pages for speakers of Southern Uzbek like BBC Uzbek