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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Bezhta: Bibliographical guide


About the Bezhta language

Bezhta belongs to the North-Caucasian linguistic family, Nakh-Daghestanian (East Caucasian) group, Tsezic (< Avar-Andic-Tsezic) subgroup.

Where the speakers live

In the Republic of Daghestan the Bezhtas live in the Bezhta sector in 3 auls (villages): Bezhta (the administrative centre of the sector), Khoshar-Khota and Tladal. The lowland Bezhta speakers are migrants from these villages. They often visit their native villages on different occasions — marriages, funerals etc.

TEACHING MATERIALS

There are no teaching materials in Bezhta.

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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