Udmurt (удмурт кыл)

Udmurt is a member of the Permic branch of the Uralic language family and is spoken in the Russian republic of Udmurtia (Удмуртия / Удмурт Элькун), where it is a co-official language with Russian. It is also spoken in the Tatarstan republic. According to the 2010 Russian census, there are 324,000 speakers of Udmurt in Russia.

Udmurt is used to some extent as a language of instruction in schools, though only in primary schools in rural areas. There are several hours a day of Udmurt broadcasts on the radio and TV, and there are a number of newspapers and magazines in Udmurt.

Udmurt is also known as Votiak or Votyak, and is closely related to Komi and Komi-Permyak.

Udmurt alphabet and pronunciation (удмурт кыл алфавит)

Udmurt alphabet and pronunciation


Download an alphabet chart for Udmurt (Excel)

Information about Udmurt pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel, with corrections by 이윤호 (Yun-ho Lee)

Sample text

Элькун азьмуртлэн резеденцияз кун кивалтон езъёслэн ыстэм муртъёссы, муницип кылдытъёслэн но ёрос администрациослэн торооссы, райпоослэн кивалтӥсьёссы гуртъёсын нимаз адямиосын поттэм ваньбурез басьтон но ас понназы ужась хозяйствоосты азинтон ужпумъёсты эскеризы. Та кенешын ик калыклэсь сӥльзэ но йӧлзэ басьтонэз умойгес радъянъя элькун конкурслы йылпумъянъёс лэсьтэмын.

Videos in Udmurt

This is a song by Ivan Belosludtsev (Иван Белослудцев) & 4CP from Udmurtia that was entered in the Liet International song contest in 2012.

Information about Udmurt | Phrases | Numbers


Information about the Udmurt language and Udmurtia

Permic languages

Komi, Udmurt

Languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

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