Archi

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Archib, Archin, Archintsy, Archsel, Arshashdib
Population

970 (2010 census).

Location

Southern Dagestan Republic, Arsha community upper Risor river. 8 villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. One of the most divergent Lezgian (Lezgic) languages.

Language Use

Home. Used by many children (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Avar [ava], which is used as the literary language. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.