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Karata (Ккӏирлӏи маццӏи)

Karata is a member of the Avar-Andic branch of Northeast Caucasian languages. It is spoken in Akhvakh and Khazavyurt districts of southern Dagestan in the south of Russian Federation. In 2010 there were about 260 speakers of Karata.

There are two dialects, Karata proper (Karatin) and Tokita (Tokitin), which are quite different from each other.

Karata is rarely written and speakers of Karata use Avar or Russian when writing.

Karata alphabet and pronunciation

Karata alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Karata (Excel)

Information about the Karata alphabet compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in Karata

Sample text in Karata

Source: З. М. Магомедбекова, Каратинский язык, Тбилиси 1971. (Z.M. Magomedbekova, Karata language, Tbilisi 1971.)

Links

Information about Karata language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karata_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/kpt
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/karatas.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

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet


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