Dargwa (дарган мез)

Dargwa or Dargin is a North East Caucasian language with about 439,000 speakers, most of whom live in the Russian republic of Dagestan. There are also Dargwa speakers in the republics of Kalmykia, Khantia-Mansia and Chechnya, in other parts of the Russian Federation, and in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Dargwa was written with the Arabic alphabet 1926, when the Latin alphabet was adopted. Since 1937 a version of the Cyrillic alphabet has been used to write Dargwa.

Dargwa alphabet and pronunciation

Dargwa alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Sample text in Dargwa

Sample text in Dargwa

Source: Определитель языков мира по письменностям. Академия наук СССР. Москва – 1965.

Sample text supplied by Wolfgang Kuhl

Links

Information about the Dargin/Dargwa language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dargwa_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_language.asp?code=DAR

Northeast Caucasian languages

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

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet


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