Tabasaran

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Ghumghum, Tabasarantsky, Tabassaran
Population

L1 users: 126,000 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 146,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 127,210.

Location

Dagestan Republic: half living in urban areass and half in the 98 Tabasaran-speaking villages in the mountains.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).

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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