Karakalpak

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A language of Uzbekistan

Alternate Names
Karaklobuk, Klobouki, Tchorny
Population

407,000 in Uzbekistan (1993 UBS). Population total all countries: 410,410. Ethnic population: 424,000 in what is now the Russian Federation.

Location

Along lower Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area. Also in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Karakalpakstan (1995, [amended] Official Language Law, 3561-XI, Article 3).

Dialects

Northeastern Karakalpak, Southeastern Karakalpak.

Language Use

Also use Uzbek [uzn] or Russian [rus].

Language Development
NT: 2004.
Writing
Cyrillic script. Latin script.
Other Comments

Some literature. Muslim (Sunni).