Tofa is a Turkic language spoken in the Irkutsk region of the Russian Federation by about 90 people. It is closely related to Tuvan. Tofa speakers live in the villages of Tofalar (Тофалар), Nerkha (Нерха) and Verkhnyaya Gutara (Верхняя Гутара) in the Nizhneudinsky district of Irkutsk.
Until 1988 Tofa was unwritten, except in the works of scholars, who used the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets to write the language. A version of the Cyrillic alphabet for Tofa was adopted in 1988.
Download Tofa alphabet chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)
Information about the Tofa alphabet supplied by Wolfram Siegel
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