Akhvakh

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
’Aqwalazul, Ashvado, Axvax, Ghahvalal
Population

210 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 7,930 (2010 census).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Akhvakhsky district, 6 villages; Kakhib county. 3 villages.

Language Status

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

Dialects

Kaxib, Northern Akhvakh, Southern Akhvakh (Tlyanub, Tsegob). Diverse dialects.

Language Use

Home. All children speak Akhvakh. Positive attitudes. All also use Russian [rus], the language of education. Also use Avar [ava], as the literary language and for communication between different Akhvakh dialects.

Language Development
Russian [rus] is a language of education. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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