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Our guest today is Zia Khoshsirat. Zia is a doctoral student at UCLA, studying Linguistic Anthropology. His research interests include language ideologies, historical-sociolinguisitcs, and language documentation and revitalization, and his primary language of focus is Gilaki, an Iranian language originating from the Gilan province of Iran.

In this episode, we meet Professor Golshat Safiullina, an associate professor at the Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology at Kazan Federal University in Kazan which is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Professor Safiullina tells us about Tatar, including who speaks it and where it is spoken around the world. She even tells us a little about a special connection between Tatar and Indiana University.

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Every year, students from around the country come to Indiana University to learn languages many of us have never heard of. Now why would they do that?

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Every summer, students from around the country come to Indiana University to settle in to learn languages many of us have never heard of. Now why would they do that?
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