Ubykh

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A language of Turkey

Alternate Names
Oubykh, Pekhi, Ubyx
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last speaker died in 1992.

Location

Istanbul area, near the Sea of Marmara, Haci Osman village.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Language Use

A century ago, there were 50,000 speakers in the Caucasus valleys east of the Black Sea. Shifted to a distinct dialect of Adyghe [ady].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Most migrated to Turkey in 1894.