Tabasaran

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Ghumghum, Tabasarantsky, Tabassaran
Autonym
табасаран чIал‎ (tabasaran ҫ̇al)
Population

126,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 146,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 127,210.

Location

Dagestan republic: half live in urban areas, half in 98 Tabasaran-speaking mountain villages.

Language Status

5* (Developing). Provincially recognized language in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Constitution of Dagestan Autonomous Republic, Article 10).

Dialects

South Tabasaran, North Tabasaran (Khanag).

Language Development

Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2010.

Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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