Karaim

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A language of Lithuania

Alternate Names
Turkic Karaite
Population

50 in Lithuania (Salminen 2007). Population total all countries: 56. Ethnic population: 270.

Location

Trakai and a few other places. Also in Ukraine.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Trakay (Trakai). Similar to Karachay [krc] and Kumyk [kum].

Language Development
OT: 1842.
Writing
Cyrillic script, used in Crimea. Latin script, used in Lithuania.
Other Comments

No remaining speakers in Israel. Jewish (Karaite).

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