Ossetic leid

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Ossetian (Ирон æвзаг, Iron ævzag or Иронау, Ironau), an aa sometimes cawed Ossete,[1] is an East Iranian leid spoken in Ossetie, a region on the slopes o the Caucasus Muntains.

The aurie in Roushie is kent as North Ossetie-Alanie, while the aurie sooth o the border is referred tae as Sooth Ossetie, recognized bi Roushie, Nicaragua, Venezuela an Nauru as an independent state but bi the rest o the international community as pairt o Georgie. Ossetian speakers nummer aboot 525,000, sixty percent o whom live in North Ossetie-Alanie, an ten percent in Sooth Ossetie.

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  1. Dictionary of Languages by Andrew Dalby, Bloomsbury Press 1998