Krimchak

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A language of Ukraine

Alternate Names
Judeo-Crimean Tatar, Judeo-Crimean Turkish
Population

200 (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 1,800 (Salminen 2007). 1,200 ethnic Krimchak in the Crimea, 600 elsewhere (Salminen 2007).

Location

Crimea Autonomous Republic.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Crimean Tatar [crh].

Language Use

Rarely used even by the elderly who know it (Salminen 2007). Only those 70 years and older are fluent (Salminen 2007).

Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Jewish (Karaite).