Language of the Day for 09 September 2017


Hunzib [huz]

A language of
1,010 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 2,000. Total users in all countries: 1,420.
6b (Threatened). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).
Language Use
Avar [ava] and Russian [rus] are used in school and for wider communication (Salminen 2007). Home. Few child speakers. Positive attitudes. Also use Avar [ava], Bezhta [kap], Russian [rus].
Language Development
No literacy in Hunzib. Avar [ava] is literary language. Dictionary. Grammar.
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