Rutul

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Chal, Mukhad, Myhynnynydy-ch’el, Rutal, Rutultsy, Rutuly
Population

30,400 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 47,400. Ethnic population: 35,200 (2010 census).

Location

Southern Dagestan Republic.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

North Rutul (Asar-Kala, Ixrek, Luchek, Muxrek, Rutul, Shinaz, Vrush), South Rutul (Borch, Khnov). Dialects not sharply defined.

Language Use

99% as L1. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Lezgin used as literary language [lez]. Also use Russian [rus], Tsakhur [tkr].

Language Development
Not a literary language. Taught in primary schools. Grammar. Bible portions: 2004.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Dialect groups may be treated as separate languages (Koryakov 2006). Muslim (Sunni).

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