Lezgi

Print

A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kiurinsty, Lezghi, Lezgian, Lezgin
Population

402,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 474,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 616,760.

Location

Dagestan Republic: west of Caspian sea coast; central Caucasus.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Kiuri (Gelkhen, Giliar, Güne, Qurah, Yarki), Samur (Akhty, Dashagyl-Filfil, Doquzpara, Fiy, Jaba, Qurush), Quba (Kuba).

Language Use

Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2010–2014.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Expand All Collapse All
Free Views Left: