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: 815,000.

Location

Western Dagestan Republic, Terek and Sulak river areas. Also in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey.

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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].

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

Muslim (Sunni).

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