Lak belongs to the Nachsko-Daghestan branch of North Caucasian languages and is spoken by about 100,000 speakers mainly in the Russian republic of Dagestan. There are also speakers of Lak in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Lak is closely related to Dargwa.
Lak was written with the Arabic alphabet 1928, when the Latin alphabet was adopted. Since 1938 a version of the Cyrillic alphabet has been used to write Lak.
Information about the pronunciation of Lak compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Source: Определитель языков мира по письменностям. Академия наук СССР. Москва – 1965.
Sample text supplied by Wolfgang Kuhl
Information about the Lak language
Лакский Дом/Lak House
- information about the Lak people (in Russian and English)
Dagestanskaya pravda - Online newspaper in Lak
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