Altai, Northern


  • Language: Altai, Northern
  • Alternate names: Telengit, Telengut, Teleut
  • Language code: atv
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Central Siberian Turkic, South Siberian Turkic
  • Dialects: Kumandy-Kizhi, Kuu-Kizhi, Tuba-Kizhi.
  • Number of speakers: 57400
  • Vulnerability: Endangered [Read more...]
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

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    Northern Altai or Northern Altay is one of two Turkic languages spoken in the Altay Krai of Russia on the border of Kazakhstan. Though traditionally considered one language, Southern Altai is not fully mutually intelligible with the Northern varieties. Written Altai is based on Southern Altai, and is rejected by Northern Altai children.

    The Altai, Northern Verb