Hinukh is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken about 200
to 500 people in the Tsunta district of southwest Dagestan
in the Russian Federation. The majority of Hinukh speakers
live in the village of Genukh (ГЬино).
Hinukh, which is also know as Hinux, Ginukh or Ginux,
is closely related to Tsez and used to be thought of as
a dialect of Tsez, though the two languages are
not mutually intelligible.
Hinukh people generally write in Avar or Russian and
there is no standard written form of Hinukh. Until the
1920s Hinukh was sometimes written with a version of the
Arabic alphabet, and since the 1930s a version of the Cyrillic
alphabet has been used.
Hinukh alphabet and pronunciation
Information about Hinukh prounciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel