Bagvalal is member of the Avar-Andic branch of the Northeast Caucasian languages spoken in Dagestan in the Russian Federation by about 6,500 people. Bagvalal speakers, who call themselves Багвал (Bagwal), live along the right bank of the river Andi-Koisu and in the surrounding hills near the border with Georgian.
Bagvalal is used mainly within families, while Avar is used elsewhere. It contains many words borrowed from Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Avar, and is rarely written.
Download Bagvalal alphabet chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)
Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Bats, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgian, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi
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