Dargwa

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Dargan Medz, Dargi, Dargin, Darginski, Dargintsy, Dargva, Khiurkilinskii, Uslar
Population

486,000 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 589,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 495,990.

Location

Dagestan Republic.

Language Status

4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).

Dialects

Cudaxar (Tsudakhar), Akusha (Akkhusha, Urakha-Akhush, Urkarax), Uraxa-Axusha, Kajtak (Kaitag, Kaitak, Kaytak, Xajdak), Kubachi (Kubachin, Kubachintsy, Ughbug), Dejbuk, Xarbuk, Muirin, Sirxin, Itsari, Chirag. Kaytak, Kubachin, Itsari, Tsudakhar, and Chirag may be separate languages from Dargwa.

Language Use

98% are L1 speakers. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Taught in secondary schools. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Bible portions: 2002–2013.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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