Tsakhur

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A language of Azerbaijan

Alternate Names
Caxur, Sakhur, Tsakhury, Ts’axna Miz, Tsaxur, Yedna Miz, Yikbi, Yiqny Miz
Population

11,700 in Azerbaijan (2011 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 22,300.

Location

Qakh and Zaqatala districts. 16 villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). De facto language of provincial identity in Tovuz District.

Dialects

Muslax, Mishlesh, Cinix, Kalyal Muxax, Suvagil.

Language Use

Most families still transmit it to children.

Language Development
Studied as a subject in local schools (Salminen 2007). Newspapers. Grammar. Bible portions: 2003–2012.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl]. Latin script [Latn], used in Azerbaijan.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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