Botlikh

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Botlix, Buykhadi
Population

210 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 7,000 (2014 NCRP).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Botlikh and Miarsu villages.

Language Status

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

Dialects

Botlikh, Zibirkhalin.

Language Use

Few domains. Used by many children (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Avar [ava], a literary language, in school and for wider group communication (Salminen 2007). Also use Russian [rus], in school and for wider group communication (Salminen 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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