[this article is preliminary and needs to be corrected; it serves primarily illustrative purposes]
Northern Turkic is a family of languages.
An alternative name is
The evidence for a Northern Turkic grouping is summarized by Serebrennikov & Gadzieva (1986:77-121).
There is no universal agreement on the position of Kirgiz, Yellow Uighur and Salar. Kirgiz is also placed in the Aralo-Caspian group of Western Turkic. Yellow Uighur is also placed in Eastern Turkic. Salar is also placed in Southern Turkic.