Bezhta

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bazht’, Bazht’al, Bechitin, Bexita, Bezheta, Bezhita, Bezhituri, Bezhti, Kapucha, Kapuchin, Kapuchin-Gunzib, Kapuchuri, Khvanal, Kiburabi, Kupuca
Population

6,100 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 6,800.

Location

Southwest Dagestan Republic, Tsuntinsky district, Bezhta, Tlyadal, and Khasharkhota villages. Also in Georgia.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bezhta proper, Khocharkhotin, Tlyadaly.

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Russian [rus]. Avar [ava] is literary language.

Language Development
Russian used for education. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1999–2007.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Khvanal is Avar [ava] name for both Bezhta and Hunzib [huz]. Muslim.

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