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Lezgian
лезги чІал lezgi č’al
Pronunciation [lezɡi tʃʼal]
Native tae Roushie an Azerbaijan,
an aa spoken in Georgie,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine,
an Uzbekistan
Region Soothren Dagestan,
wastren Caspian Sea coast,
central Caucasus
Ethnicity Lezgins
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 639-2 lez
ISO 639-3 lez
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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