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, upper Risor river. 8 villages.

Language Status

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

Dialects

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

Language Use

Home. 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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