From Zazaki Zaza, though ultimately likely an exonym of non-Iranian substrate (possibly North Caucasian) origin as the term Zaza is considered derogatory. Zazas prefer to call their language Dimlî, which could be related to the Iranian tribe Daylamites.
Zaza (plural Zazas or Zaza)
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- ^ Bright, W. (1992). International Encyclopedia of Linguistics: Expl-Moot. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 231
- ^ https://iranicaonline.org/articles/dimli
- ^ ACTA Iranica: Encyclopedie Permanente Des Etudes Iraniennes. Brill. 1988. p. 500.