Haz (kapitankraut) wrote in linguaphiles,
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A unique situation?

I was reading something the other day which explained that what everyone thinks of as "Kurdish" is really two or three different languages (at least). Additionally, two of those different languages are mutually intelligible with each other, but the third one isn't. Despite this, Kurds tend to take the view that speakers of any one of those three languages is a Kurd.
Are there any other situations worldwide where a given ethnic group encompasses speakers of mutually unintelligible languages?
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