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Tofa (Тоъфа дыл)

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 Tofalarskaya (Тофаларского) and Nerkha (Нерхинского), which are part of the Nizhneudinskiy district (Нижнеудинского района) 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.

Tofa alphabet and pronunciation

Tofa alphabet and pronunciation

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

Information about the Tofa alphabet supplied by Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Tofa

Numbers in Tofa


Information about the Tofa language

Turkic languages

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

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