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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Akhvakh: Bibliographical guide


About the Akhvakh language

According to a fairly dominant view, Akhvakh is a member of the Andic branch, which belongs to the Avar-Andic-Tsezic subgroup of the Nakh-Daghestanian (East Caucasian) group of the North Caucasian languages.

Where the speakers live

In Russia Akhvakh is spoken in several auls (settlements) located in the Akhvakh district and partly in the Shamil district in the Republic of Daghestan. These auls are Tad-Magitl, Kvankero, Lologinitl, Kudiyab-Roso, Izani, Ratlub, Tsagob, Tlyanub.

Besides, Akhvakhs live in the aul of Akhvakh-Dere in the Zakhatal district of Azerbaijan.

The area inhabited by North Akhvakhs is called "the Tsunta-Akhvakh", and the area of the South Akhvakhs' location is called "the Ratlu-Akhvakh".

TEACHING MATERIALS

None.

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

Dialects
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BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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