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.

Location

North Ossetia-Alania Republic, north of South Ossetia in Georgia. Also in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

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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, used in Russia since 1844 and in Georgia since 1954. Georgian (Mkhedruli) script, used in Georgia until 1954. Latin script, used in Russia during the 1920s–1930s.
Other Comments

Christian (Orthodox), Muslim (Sunni).

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