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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Andii, Andiy, Khivannal, Qandisel, Qwannab
Autonym
къIaваннаб мицци‎ (Qwavannab Micci), мицци‎ (Micci)
Population

L1 users: 5,800 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 40,000 (2014 NCRP).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Botlikhsky district. 9 villages.

Language Status

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

Dialects

Munin, Rikvani, Kvanxidatl, Gagatl, Upper Andi/North Andi (Andi, Ashali, Chanho, Gagtl, Gunho, Rikvani, Zilo), Lower Andi/South Andi. Dialects appear quite divergent.

Language Use

All children learn Andi. Positive attitudes. All also use Russian [rus], for most key domains. Also use Avar [ava], as a literary language.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2007.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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