Karata

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Karatai, Karatay, Karatin, Kirdi, Kk’irtli micc’i
Population

260 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 6,400 (2014 NCRP).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Akhvakhsky district. 10 villages.

Language Status

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

Dialects

Tokita (Tokitin), Karata proper (Anchix, Archo, Chabakaroi, Enkhelo, Ratsitl). Karatin and Tokitin dialects are quite different.

Language Use

Home. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Also use Avar [ava], as a literary language.

Language Development
Dictionary. Texts.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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