Oguz Turkmen

Oguz Turkmen

Tracing the Ohguz I conclude that the Ohguz split early on over Islam. The Islamic group coalesesd around the leader of the Azeri/Ersari Confederation. Azeri and Ersari are different versions of the same word. We know Ersari today as Turkmen but the Turkmen languages werte earlier Ersari languages. Only after the Ersari confederation fragmented did the term Turkmen supercede Ersari in common usage.

  
Seljuk ie. Southern Turkic (12)
 
Azerbaijani (5)
Azerbaijani, South  azb (Iran)
Aynallu (Inallu, Inanlu),
Karapapakh,
Tabriz, Tabriz Rugs & Carpets
Afshari (Afshar, Afsar),
Shahsavani (Shahseven),
Moqaddam,
Baharlu (Kamesh),
Nafar,
Qaragozlu, Markazi, Ardebil, and Zanjan provinces. Antique Karaghosli Rug
Pishagchi, Markazi, Ardebil, and Zanjan provinces.
Bayat, Name of a District of Afyonkarahisar Turkey.
Qajar. The Qajar of Erevan moved south when the Russians took Erevan in 1828. Based on my research I believe that the Qajar moved south along the major caravan route that runs from Tabriz to Tehran and beyond.
 Distinctive linguistic differences between the Azerbaijani of the former USSR (North) and Iranian Azerbaijani (South) in phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax, and loanwords. Teimurtash (7,000 in Mazanderan; possibly the same as Teimuri, Timuri, Taimouri) and Salchug (in Kerman Province) may be dialects. Qashqa'i may be a dialect.
Part of the Qizilbash merchant group speak the Afshari dialect, which is strongly influenced by Persian.
The dialect spoken in Syria is different from Kirkuk of Iraq, and may be closer to Turkish (Osmanli) than to Azerbaijani.
There is a gradual transition of dialects from Turkish to Azerbaijani from central to western Turkey.
Azerbaijani, North  azj (Azerbaijan)
Khalaj, Turkic  klj (Iran)
Qashqa'i  qxq (Iran)
Salchuq  slq (Iran)
Crimean Turkish  crh (Uzbekistan)
Salar  slr (China)