Lezgi

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kiurinsty, Lezghi, Lezgian, Lezgin
Population

402,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 788,720. Ethnic population: 474,000 (2010 census).

Location

Southeast Dagestan Republic, west of Caspian sea coast; central Caucasus.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Used as L2 by Rutul [rut].

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1990–2010.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Shi’a).

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