Lezgian leid

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Lezgian
лезги чІал lezgi č’al
Pronunciation[lezɡi tʃʼal]
Native taeRoushie an Azerbaijan,
an aa spoken in Georgie,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine,
an Uzbekistan
RegionSoothren Dagestan,
wastren Caspian Sea coast,
central Caucasus
EthnicityLezgins
Native speakers
790,000 (2007–2010)[1]
Northeast Caucasian
  • Lezgic
    • Samur
      • Eastren Samur
        • Lezgi–Aghul–Tabasaran
          • Lezgian
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Dagestan
Leid codes
ISO 639-2lez
ISO 639-3lez
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Lezgian /ˈlɛzɡiən/,[2] an aa cried Lezgi or Lezgin, is a leid that belangs tae the Lezgic leids. It is spoken bi the Lezgins, who live in soothren Dagestan an northren Azerbaijan. Lezgian is a literary leid an an offeecial leid o Dagestan. It is classified as "vulnerable" bi UNESCO's Atlas o the Warld's Leids in Danger.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lezgian at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  3. UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger