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A language of Azerbaijan

ISO 639-3: tkr

Population 13,000 in Azerbaijan (1989 census). Population total all countries: 20,073. Ethnic population: 13,318 in Azerbaijan (1989 census).
Region Northwest. Also spoken in Russia (Europe), Uzbekistan.
Alternate names   Sakhur, Tsaxur, Tsakhury, Caxur
Classification North Caucasian, East Caucasian, Lezgic, Nuclear Lezgic, West Lezgic
Comments Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Russia (Europe)

Language name   Tsakhur
Population 7,000 in Russia.
Region Southern Dagestan ASSR and Azerbaijan.
Alternate names   Tsaxur, Caxur, Tsakhury
Dialects Kirmico-Lek, Mikik, Misles.
Language use Used in the home. 30% to 50% of children speak Tsakhur. Positive language attitude. Speakers also use Avar.
Comments A written language. The most widely scattered of the smaller ethnic groups. Muslim.