Bashkort

Print

A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bashkir, Basquort
Population

1,150,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census), decreasing. Population total all countries: 1,221,340. Ethnic population: 2,060,000.

Location

Bashkortostan Republic, between Volga river and Ural mountains; beyond the Urals. Also in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Language Status

4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Bashkortostan Republic (1993, Constitution, Article 68(2)).

Dialects

Burzhan (Western Bashkir), Kuvakan (Mountain Bashkir), Yurmaty (Steppe Bashkir). Similar to Tatar [tat].

Language Use

All ages. Neutral attitudes. Also use Tatar [tat].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1899–2003.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).

Also spoken in:

Expand All Collapse All