Karachay-Balkar

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Balkar, Balkarian, Balqar, Karacaylar, Karachai, Karachaitsy, Karachay, Karachayla, Malqartil, Qarachaytil, Taulu til
Autonym
Къарачай-Малкъар тил‎ (Qaraçay-Malqar til), Таулу тил‎ (Tawlu til)
Population

305,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 314,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 310,400.

Location

Kabardino-Balkar republic, Karachay-Cherkessia republic.

Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Balkar, Karachay-Baksan-Chegem.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Nogai [nog].

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1994.

Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Balkar and Karachay almost identical. Muslim.

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