Tsakhur

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A language of Azerbaijan

Alternate Names
Caxur, Sakhur, Tsakhury, Tsaxur
Population

13,000 in Azerbaijan (1989 census). Population total all countries: 23,673. Ethnic population: 13,300 in Azerbaijan (1989 census).

Location

Northwest, Zakatal and Kakh counties, 16 villages. Also in Russian Federation, Uzbekistan.

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Language Status

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

Language Use

Most families still transmit it to children.

Language Development
Studied as a subject in local schools (Salminen 2007). Newspapers. Grammar. Bible portions: 2003–2007.
Writing
Cyrillic script. Latin script, used in Azerbaijan.
Other Comments

Muslim.

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