Lak

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kazikumukhtsy, Laki
Population

146,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 179,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 153,390.

Location

Dagestan Republic.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Kumux (Kumkh), Vicxin (Vitskhin), Ashtikulin, Balxar-Calakan (Balkar-Tsalakan), Vixlin (Vikhlin), Shali, Arakul, Shandi, Kayalin-Mashikin, Pervotsovkrin.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools as special subject. Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Films. Bible portions: 1996–2007.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.