Karachay-Balkar

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Balkarian, Balqar, Karacaylar, Karachai, Karachaitsy, Karachay, Karachayla
Population

305,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 310,730. Ethnic population: 314,000 (2010 census).

Location

South Karachayevo-Cherkesiya and Kabardino-Balkariya Republic.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Balkar, Karachay-Baksan-Chegem.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Nogai [nog].

Language Development
NT: 1994.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Balkar and Karachay almost identical. Muslim (Sunni).