Tabassaran is a North East Caucasian language spoken by about 100,000
people mainly in the Russian republic of Dagestan, where it is one of
the 14 official state languages. There are also speakers of Tabassaran
in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. There are two
main dialects of Tabassaran: Southern Tabassaran and Northern Tabassaran,
and written Tabassaran is based on the southern dialect.
From the beginning of the 20th Century to 1928, Tabassaran was written with
the Arabic alphabet, after which it was written with the Latin alphabet. Then in
1937 a version of the Cyrillic alphabet was adopted to write Tabassaran.
Tabassaran alphabet and pronunciation
Letters in blue are only used in Russian names and loanwords
Information about the pronunciation of Tabassaran compiled by Wolfram Siegel