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. Ethnic population: 1,440,000 (2010 census). L2 users: 200,000 in Russian Federation.

Location

Chuvashiya Republic, east of Moscow, near Volga river. About half live in towns.

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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

Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Bible: 2010.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.