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.

Kryts is not usually written, instead Kryts speakers write in Azerbaijani. The language is spoken by adults and children, although the number of children speaking it is decreasing.

Kryts alphabet and pronunciation

Kryts alphabet and pronunciation

Download Kryts alphabet chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)

Sample video in Jek


Information about Kryts language and people

Northeast Caucasian languages

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

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

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