Kaitag (хайдакьан кув)

Kaitag is a member of the Dargin branch of the Northeast Caucasian language family. It is spoken by about 21,000 people in the Kaytagsky District (Кайтагский район) of Dagestan Autonomous Republic in the southwest of the Russian Federation. It is classified as a dialect of Dargwa in some sources, and as a separate language in others.

Kaitag is also known as Kaitag, Kaitak, Kajtak, Kaytak, Xajdak, Sanchi or Sanzhi. There are two main dialects: Upper Kaitag (Шибахӏ Хайдакь) and Lower Kaitag (Шибахӏ Хайдакь). Each has several varieties.

Kaitag was written with the Arabic script from the end of the 15th century. In the 20th century the Cyrillic alphabet was adopted for Kaitag, although Kaitag speakers generally use Dargwa as their written language.

Cyrillic alphabet for Kaitag

Cyrillic alphabet for Kaitag

Download an alphabet chart for Kaitag

Details provided by Mæxæmæt Xajdaqti

Sample of spoken Kaitag

Links

Information about Kaitag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaitag_language
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кайтагский_язык
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/dar

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, 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, Komi, Koryak, Krymchak, Kryts, Kubachi, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, 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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