Akhvakh

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
’Aqwalazul, Ashvado, Axvax, Ghahvalal
Population

210 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 7,930 (2010 census).

Location

Southwest Dagestan Republic, Akhvakhsky district, 6 villages; Kakhib county. 3 villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kaxib, Northern Akhvakh, Southern Akhvakh (Tlyanub, Tsegob). Diverse dialects.

Language Use

Home. All children speak Akhvakh. Positive attitudes. Also use Avar [ava] as the literary language and for communication between different Akhvakh dialects. 4,600 also use Russian [rus]. Russian is a language of education.

Language Development
Russian [rus] is a language of education. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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