Archi

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Archib, Archin, Archintsy, Archsel, Arshashdib
Population

970 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 2,000 (2014 NCRP).

Location

Dagestan republic: Arsha community, 8 villages on upper Risor river.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. One of the most divergent Lezgian (Lezgic) languages.

Language Use

Home. Some young people, all adults. Used by many children (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Also use Avar [ava], as the literary language.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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