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

6b* (Threatened).

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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