Andi

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Andii, Andiy, Qandisel, Qwannab
Population

5,800 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 11,800 (2010 census).

Location

Southwest Dagestan Republic, Botlikhsky district. 9 villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Gagatl, Kvanxidatl, Lower Andi/South Andi, Munin, Rikvani, Upper Andi/North Andi (Andi, Ashali, Chanho, Gagtl, Gunho, Rikvani, Zilo). Dialects appear quite divergent.

Language Use

All children learn Andi. Positive attitudes. Avar [ava] used as literary language. 17,000 also use Russian [rus]. Russian used for most key domains.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2007.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).