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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Tat: Bibliographical guide


About the Tat language

Tat belongs to Indo-European family, Indo-Iranian branch, South-West subgroup of Iranian group.

Where the speakers live

In Russia Tats (Northern Tats) live mainly in towns of the North Caucasus: in Daghestan — in the cities of Derbent, Makhachkala, Buinaksk, Kizliar, Khasaviurt; in Kabardino-Balkaria in the city of Nalchik; in North Osetia — in Mozdok; in Chechnia — in the city of Groznyi.

Southern Tats live in Azerbaijan. They make dense communities in the Apsheron peninsula (villages Balakhany, Surakhany and others), in the North-East of Azerbaijan (in the villages of Vartashen, Lakhidzh, Matrasa, Konakhkent, Afrudzha, Chichi, Gendab, Dagkushchu, Divichi, Siazan, Kilyazi and in the city of Kuba).

A relatively big Tat community lives in Moscow.

TEACHING MATERIALS

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

Grammars
Dialects
Dictionaries
Texts

BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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