Judeo-Tat

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A language of Russian Federation

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

2,010 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Census includes Tat [ttt]. Total users in all countries: 80,500.

Location

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

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

South Tat, North 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. Tradition says they lived in the Caucasus since 722 A.D. Different from Takestani [tks] of Iran. Jewish.

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