Kryts

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A language of Azerbaijan

Alternate Names
Dzek, Dzhek, Dzheki, Katsy, Kryc, Kryz, Kryzy
Population

5,000 (Salminen 2007).

Location

Quba county, Kryz, Jek, Khaput, Yergyuj, Alyk villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Alyk, Dzhek, Kryts, Xaput (Khaput), Yergyudzh. Dialects quite distinct; perhaps separate languages.

Language Use

All domains. Used by 30%–50% of children, but number of child speakers decreasing (2007). Positive attitudes. Azerbaijani is literary language.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).