Avar

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Avaro, Bolmac, Khundzuri, Maarul Dagestani
Population

715,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 761,960. Ethnic population: 912,000 (2010 census).

Location

Western Dagestan, Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Antsukh (Ancux), North Avar (Andian Avar, Bolmats, Khunzakh, Salatav, Unkratl), Qarakh (Bacadin, Karakh), Qusur, South-East Avar (Andalal, Andalal Shulanin, Andalal Untib), South-West Avar (Batlukh, Hid Kaxib, Hid Keleb), Zaqatal (Char).

Language Use

Also use Russian [rus]. Used as L2 by Akhvakh [akv], Andi [ani], Archi [aqc], Bagvalal [kva], Bezhta [kap], Botlikh [bph], Chamalal [cji], Dido [ddo], Ghodoberi [gdo], Hinukh [gin], Hunzib [huz], Karata [kpt], Khvarshi [khv], Tindi [tin], Tsakhur [tkr].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2008.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

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