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Chamalal language

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Title: Chamalal language  
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Subject: Chamalal people, Khinalug language, Northeast Caucasian languages, Chirag language, Kajtak language
Collection: Andic Languages, Languages of Russia, Northeast Caucasian Languages
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Chamalal language

чамалалдуб мичIчI
Region Southwestern Dagestan[1]
Ethnicity Chamalal people
Native speakers
500  (2010)[2]
Northeast Caucasian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cji
Glottolog cham1309[3]

Chamalal is an Andic language of the Northeast Caucasian language family spoken in southwestern Dagestan, Russia by approximately 500 ethnic Chamalals. It has three quite distinct dialects, Gadyri, Gakvari, and Gigatl.[2]


  1. ^ Ethnologue language map of European Russia, with Chamalal in the inset with reference number 10
  2. ^ a b Chamalal at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chamalal". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Further reading

  • Margus Kolga; Igor Tõnurist; Lembit Vaba; Jüri Viikberg (1993). "The Chamalals".  

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