Kumyk

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kumuk, Kumuklar, Kumyki
Population

426,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 426,550. Ethnic population: 503,000 (2010 census).

Location

Dagestan Republic, north and east plain.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Buinaksk, Khaitag, Khasavyurt, Podgorniy, Terek. Dialects quite divergent.

Language Use

Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Higher where majority speak Kumyk. Literacy rate in L2: High in Russian. Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2007.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Different from Kumux dialect of Lak [lbe]. Muslim (Sunni).

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