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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Chamalal: Bibliographical guide


About the Chamalal language

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

Where the speakers live

In the Republic of Daghestan the Chamalalans live in the Tsumada district in the following villages: Aghvali, Gakvari (Upper and Lower), Gadyri, Gigatl, Richaganikh, Tsumada and smaller settlements — Tsumada-Urukh, Gigatl-Urukh, Gigikh, Gachitl, Tsidatl. Some Chamalals live also in plain districts. One Chamalal village — Kvankhi (ca. 2000) — is located in Chechnja.

TEACHING MATERIALS

None.

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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