Botlikh (Буйхалъи мицӏцӏи)

Botlikh is a member of the Avar-Andic branch of Northeast Caucasian languages spoken in the villages of Botlikh (Ботлих) and Miarso (Миарсо) in the Botlikh region of southern Dagestan in the southwest of the Russian Federation. According to the 2010 census, 206 people speak Botlikh, however it is thought that the number of speakers is actually about 8,000.

Botlikh is also known as Botlix or Buykhadi. There are two main dialects: Botlikh and Zibirkhalin. It contains words borrowed from Arabic, Russian and Avar, and also some Turkish and Persian words, which probably came via Aver.

Botlikh is being passed on to children and is used in everyday communication, although not in the media or in education. It is rarely written and speakers of Botlikh generally use Avar or Russian as a literary language and in school. Some Botlikh families are shifting to Russian and the language is considered threatened.

Botlikh alphabet and pronunciation

Botlikh alphabet and pronunciation

Download Botlikh alphabet chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)

Video in Bolikh

Information about Botlikh | Numbers

Links

Information about Botlikh language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botlikh_language
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ботлихский_язык
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/bph
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/botlikhs.shtml

Northeast Caucasian languages

Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Batsbi, Bezhta, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgian, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi

Languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Aghul, Akhvakh, Aleut, Altay, Alyutor, Andi, Archi, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Avar, Azeri, Bagvalal, Balkar, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bezhta, Botlikh, Budukh, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chamalal, Chechen, Chelkan, Chukchi, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dolgan, Dungan, Enets, Erzya, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Interslavic, Itelmen, Juhuri, Kabardian, Kalderash Romani, Kalmyk, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karata, Kazakh, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kildin Sámi, Komi, Koryak, Krymchak, Kryts, Kubachi, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Ludic, Macedonian, Mansi, Mari, Moksha, Moldovan, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Nogai, Old Church Slavonic, Oroch, Orok, Ossetian, Pontic Greek, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Selkup, Serbian, Shor, Shughni, Siberian Tatar, Slovio, Soyot, Tabassaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Tatar, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ubykh, Udege, Udi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Ulch, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Veps, Votic, Wakhi, West Polesian, Yaghnobi, Yakut, Yazghulami, Yukaghir (Northern), Yukaghir (Southern), Yupik (Central Siberian)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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