Ossetic

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Osetin, Ossetian
Population

451,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 577,450. Ethnic population: 529,000 (2010 census).

Location

Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya and Kabardino-Balkariya; north of Ossetic in Georgia.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in North Ossetia-Alania (1993, Constitution, Article 68(2)).

Dialects

Digor, Iron.

Language Development
Bible: 2010.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl], used in Russia since 1844 and in Georgia since 1954. Georgian (Mkhedruli) script [Geor], used in Georgia until 1954. Latin script [Latn], used in Russia during the 1920s–1930s.

Other Comments

Christian (Orthodox), Muslim (Sunni).

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