Kumandy (куманды)

Kumandy is a Northern Altai language that belongs to the Siberian or Kipchak group of Turkic languages. It is spoken mainly in the Altai Republic and Altai Krai in the south of the Russian Federation. In the Altai Republic there are Kumandy speakers in the Turachak region and Gorno-Altaisk city, and in the Altai Krai it is spoken in the Solton and Krasnogorsk regions and the city of Biysk. Kumandy is also known as Kumandin.

Kumandy was formerly considered a dialect of Altay, specifically of Northern Altay, however it is now officially recognized as a minority indigenous language in Russia. In 2010 there were 738 speakers of Kumandy, most of whom are adults.

From 1932 to 1939 Kumandy was written with a version of the Latin alphabet. In 2005 a new way to write Kumandy with the Cyrillic alphabet was introduced and is taught in schools.

Kumandy alphabets

Kumandy Latin alphabet (1932-1939)

Kumandy Latin alphabet (1932-1939)

Kumandy Cyrillic alphabet (2005)

Kumandy Cyrillic alphabet (2005)

Download Kumandy alphabet charts (Excel)

Sample videos in and about Kumandy

Information about Kumandy | Phrases

Links

Information about Kumandy
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/10475
https://lingsib.iea.ras.ru/en/languages/kumandy.shtml
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кумандинское_наречие
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Altai_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumandins

Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Fuyu Kyrgyz, Gagauz, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karamanli Turkish, Kazakh, Khakas, Khalaj, Khorasani Turkic, Krymchak, Kumandy, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Old Turkic, Qashqai, Salar, Shor, Siberian Tatar, Soyot, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Western Yugur, Yakut (Sakha)

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, Botlikh, Budukh, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chamalal, Chechen, Chelkan, Chukchi, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dolgan, Dungan, Enets, Erzya, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Interslavic, Itelmen, Juhuri, Kabardian, Kalderash Romani, Kalmyk, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karata, Kazakh, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Khinalug, 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, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Selkup, Serbian, Shor, Shughni, Siberian Tatar, Slovio, Soyot, Tabassaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Tatar, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ubykh, Udege, Udi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Ulch, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Veps, Votic, Wakhi, West Polesian, Yaghnobi, Yakut, Yazghulami, Yukaghir (Northern), Yukaghir (Southern), Yupik (Central Siberian)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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