Godoberi is a member of the Avar-Andic branch of the Northeast Caucasian language family. It is spoken in Botlikhsky district in the Dagestan republic in the Russia Federation. In 2010 there were 130 speakers of Godoberi, which is also known as Ghodoberi, Godoberin or Qibdili mitstsi.
There are two main dialects: Godoberi and Zibirhali, which differ mainly in pronunciation. Godoberi has borrowed words from Avar, Turkish and Arabic, and particularly from Russian during the 20th century. The most closely-related languages to Godoberi are Chamalal and Botlikh.
Godoberi is spoken mainly by adults. It is used in schools, but is rarely written. Instead Godoberi speakers usually write in Russian or Avar.
Information about the Godoberi language
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
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