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A language of Georgia

ISO 639-3oss

Population  100,000 in Georgia (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Population total all countries: 641,450.
Region  Also in Azerbaijan, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation (Asia), Tajikistan, Turkey (Asia), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Alternate names   Ossete, Ossetian
Dialects  Digor, Tagaur, Kurtat, Allagir, Tual, Iron.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Northeastern
Language development  NT: 1993.
Writing system  Cyrillic script. Latin script.
Comments  Muslim (Sunni), Christian.

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Turkey (Asia)

Language name   Osetin
Region  Digor dialect reportedly in Bitlis and another small town in the west; Iron dialect in cities and towns of Sarikamis and Erzerum; also in Mugla, Kars, Antalya. May also be in Syria.
Alternate names  Ossete
Dialects  Digor, Tagaur, Kurtat, Allagir, Tual, Iron.
Comments  Christian, Muslim (Sunni).
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