Chuvash

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bulgar
Population

1,043,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 1,077,420.

Location

Chuvashia Republic, east of Moscow, near Volga river. About half live in towns. Also in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Anatri, Viryal. The only extant language in Bolgar branch of Turkic.

Language Use

200,000 L2 speakers. Most also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Bible: 2010.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.