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

Sample text

Зын сад гъазарна вичlид фухъад къухъанна ысна фуд-жинджи сана Кума дидекир сахъаджи. Йийиджи йашина мектебдже вихъиджи. Йа ада зох рыхъыд йаш вегиде сакъаджи. Сад гъазарна вичlид фухъад шуб хъанна фуджинаджи сана Кума вегlиlмйиджи санлыгъ мектеб пасар суърджуъ. Килахан са савхоз ысна къабде вегlиl мектебджу вичlинджи синифдже къабул сахъаджи. Сад гъазарна вичlид фухъад шубхъанна йийинджи сана ала мектебджу йицlиджи синиф пасар суърджуъ. Пасар суъруъйе хан са сан кума вегlиl савхозджа фагlла иштеми сахъаджи. Ийе хамма зын сад гъазарна вичlид фухъад шубхъанна мыйинджу сана мединститутдже гlачlуджи. Рыхъыд сан сухайехан имтигъан йивана, хlакимаволожу къырмызы диплом къеlвинджи. Гъилма зын Бакуджа Семашкадже туруна вегlиl ба-нискедже xlаким-джерагъ иштеми йихъарави.

Translation

I was born in the village of Budukh in the year 1955. He went to school at the age of seven. My father died when I was six years old. In the year 1965, graduated from school. Then the twelfth state farm of the school in the ninth grade. In the year 1977, he finished the tenth grade. After graduation, he worked as a worker in the village for one year. After that, he entered the medical institute in the year 1968. After six years of study, he passed the exam, I got a doctor's diploma. Now I'm in Baku at the Semashko Hospital working as a surgeon.

Source: Талибов Б.Б. Будухский язык (Talibov B.B. Budukh language)

Sample text provided by Jin Wei Hii

Sample video in Budukh

Information about Budukh | Numbers

Links

Information about the Budukh language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budukh_language
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/budukhs.shtml
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bdk

Northeast Caucasian languages

Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Batsbi, Bezhta, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Kaitag, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgian, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi

Languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Aghul, Akhvakh, Akkala Sámi, Aleut, Altay, Alyutor, Andi, Archi, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Avar, Azeri, Bagvalal, Balkar, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bezhta, Bosnian, Botlikh, Budukh, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chamalal, Chechen, Chelkan, Chukchi, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Daur, Dolgan, Dungan, Enets, Erzya, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Interslavic, Itelmen, Juhuri, Kabardian, Kaitag, Kalderash Romani, Kalmyk, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karata, Karelian, Kazakh, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Khinalug, Khorasani Turkic, Khwarshi, Kildin Sámi, Kili, Komi, Koryak, Krymchak, Kryts, Kubachi, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Lithuanian, Ludic, Macedonian, Mansi, Mari, Moksha, Moldovan, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Nogai, Old Church Slavonic, Oroch, Orok, Ossetian, Pontic Greek, Romanian, Rushani, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Selkup, Serbian, Shor, Shughni, Siberian Tatar, Sirenik, Slovio, Soyot, Tabassaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Tatar, Teleut, Ter Sámi, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ubykh, Udege, Udi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Ulch, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Veps, Votic, Wakhi, West Polesian, Xibe, Yaghnobi, Yakut, Yazghulami, Yukaghir (Northern / Tundra), Yukaghir (Southern / Kolyma), Yupik (Central Siberian)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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