Judeo-Tat

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bik, Dzhuhuric, Hebrew Tat, Jewish Tat, Judeo-Tatic, Juhuri, Lahji, Mountain Jewish, Musulman Tats, Tati
Population

2,010 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Census includes Tat [ttt]. Population total all countries: 96,010.

Location

Dagestan Republic, Makhachkala, Majalis, Derbent, Buinaksk, and Kizlyar, south of Pyatigorsk; North Ossetia-Alania, Mozdok; Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, Nalchyk; Chechnya, Grozniy.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

North Tat, South Tat.

Language Development
Radio programs. Bible portions: 2000.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl], primary usage. Hebrew script [Hebr]. Latin script [Latn], used in Azerbaijan.

Other Comments

Tat is not an ethnic name. It is a Turkic term for nomads. Ethnonym: Bik, known as Mountain Jews. Ethnic autonym: Juwri or Juhuri. Tradition says they lived in the Caucasus since 722 A.D. Different from Takestani [tks] of Iran. Jewish.

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