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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Rutul: Bibliographical guide


About the Rutul language

Rutul belongs to the Lezgic subgroup of the Nakh-Daghestanian (East Caucasian) group of the Ibero-Caucasian languages.

Where the speakers live

Rutuls live in the Rutul and Achtyn districts of the Republic of Daghestan, in the valley of the Upper Samur river and some of its tributaries, namely, the Kara-Samur. There are 18 auls in the Rutul district of Daghestan: Rutul - or Mukhad, Kiche, Khnyukh, Kala, Kina, Amsar, Shinaz, Luchek, Pilek, Khynykh, Dzilikhur, Vyrysh, Fartma, Natsma, Mukhrek, Ikhrek, Khinau, Borch, and one aul in the Achtyn district of Daghestan - Khnov. In the Rutul district, administrative center of which is the aul Rutul, Rutuls live side by side with cognate ethnic groups - Lezgians and Tsakhurs. Besides, Rutuls live in 4 auls (Shin, Shor-Su, Dai-Juz, Khyrsa) in Azerbaijan.

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