Lak

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kazikumukhtsy, Laki
Population

146,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 153,170. Ethnic population: 179,000 (2010 census).

Location

Central Dagestan Republic.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Arakul, Ashtikulin, Balxar-Calakan (Balkar-Tsalakan), Kayalin-Mashikin, Kumux (Kumkh), Pervotsovkrin, Shali, Shandi, Vicxin (Vitskhin), Vixlin (Vikhlin).

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools as special subject. Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Films. Bible portions: 1996–2007.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).