Rutul (мыхIабишды чIел)
Rutul is a member of the Lezgic group of Northeast Caucasian languages
spoken by about 29,400 people in Dagestan in Russia, and by 110 people
in parts of Azerbaijan. The language is named after the village in Dagestan
where the majority of the speakers live. Other names for the language
include Chal, Mukhad, Mykhanidy, Rutal, Rutultsy and Rutuly.
In 1990 a Cyrillic-based alphabet was developed for Rutul; a
literary version of the language has been emerging since then, and
parts of the bible have been translated into Rutul. Before
then the language was not written. Rutul is taught in a number of
primary schools in Dagestan.
Cyrilic alphabet for Rutul
Sample text in Rutul
Свадебная обрядовая песня – marriage ceremony song.
Мухадский диалект – Mukhad dialect.
Source: Г.Х. Ибрагимов, Рутульский язык, Академия наук СССР,
Москва – 1978.
Sample text supplied by Wolfgang Kuhl
Information about Rutul
Northeast Caucasian languages
Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet