Hinukh is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken mainly in Genukh (ГЬино), a village in the Tsuntinsky District (Цунтинский район) of Dagestan in the southwest of Russia. According to the 2002 census, there are about 548 speakers of Hinukh, which is also known as Hinuq, Hinux, Ginukh or Ginux.
Hinukh is closely related to Tsez, and used to be thought of as a dialect of Tsez, though the two languages are not mutually intelligible.
Hinukh people generally write in Avar or Russian and there is no standard written form of Hinukh. Until the 1920s Hinukh was sometimes written with a version of the Arabic alphabet, and since the 1930s a version of the Cyrillic alphabet has been used. Hinukh was first documented by the Russian ethnographer A. K. Serzhputovsky (А. К. Сержпутовским) in 1916.
Information about Hinukh prounciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Information about the Hinukh language and people
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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