Kryts (цIека meз)

Kryts is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken in Quba district in the mountains of northeastern Azerbaijan, mainly in the villages of Alyk (Əlik), Jek (Cek), Khaput (Haput), Kryz (Qrız) and Yerguj (Yergüc). There were about 5,000 speakers of Kryts in 2007. Each village has its own dialect, which could be considered separate languages as they are so distinct from one another.

There are ways to Kryts with the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets, however is rarely written, and there is little written material in it or about it. Kryts speakers generally write in Azerbaijani. The language is spoken by adults and children, although the number of children speaking it is decreasing.

Cyrillic alphabet for Kryts

Cyrillic alphabet for Kryts

Download an alphabet chart for Kryts (Excel)

Information about the Kryts alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel(Word doc, in German)

Links

Information about Kryts language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryts_language
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Крызский_язык
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/kry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryts_people
https://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/2508
https://endangeredlanguages.com/lang/2508/guide

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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