• Language: Karata
  • Alternate names: Karatai, каратинский язык, კარატაული ენა, Karatin, КIкIирлIи мацIцIи, Kirdi
  • Language code: kpt
  • Language family: Nakh-Daghestanian, Daghestanian, Avar-Andic-Tsezic, Andic
  • Number of speakers: 5,000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Unwritten.

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    Karata belongs to the Andi subgroup of the northwest Dagestan languages (the Avar-Ando-Dido languages) in the Caucasian language family. Two dialects (Karata, Tokita) and four subdialects (Anchikh, Archi, Ratsitl and Rachabalda) are distinguishable. The Karata and Tokita dialects differ both in regard to phonetics and morphology, but they are mutually comprehensible. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire)