Akhvakh

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
’Aqwalazul, Ashvado, Axvax, Ghahvalal
Population

210 in Russian Federation (2010 census).

Location

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

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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 language of communication between different Akhvakh dialects.

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

Muslim.

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