Budukh (Будад мез)

Budukh is spoken by about 200 people in the Quba district in the northeast of Azerbaijan, and also in a few towns in the Russian Federation. Budukh is a member of the Lezgian subgroup of the Northeast Caucasian language family, is also known as Budugh, Budug, Budugi, Budux or Bukukhi, and is closely related to Kryz.

Budukh is endangered and there is an on-going a language shift towards Azerbaijani, which the majority of Budukh speakers also speak.

Cyrilic alphabet for Budukh

Cyrilic alphabet for Budukh

Information about the Budukh alphabet compiled by Wolfram Siegel


Information about the Budukh language and people

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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