Aghul

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Aghul-ch’al, Agiul Shui
Autonym
агъул‎ (Aġul), агъул чӀал‎ (Ağul ҫ̇al)
Population

29,300 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 34,200 (2010 census).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Agulsky and Kurakhsky districts; Moscow; Stavropol region.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).

Dialects

Agul, Koshan (Q’ushan), Keren, Gequn (Burkikhan), Tsirkhe, Fit’e.

Language Use

98% speak it as L1. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Can be taught as a subject in local schools (Salminen 2007). Newspapers. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2005.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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