Karachay-Balkar

Facts

  • Language: Karachay-Balkar
  • Alternate names: Balkarian, Balqar, Karacaylar, Karachai, Karachaitsy, Karachay, Karachayla
  • Language code: krc
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Kipchak, West Kipchak
  • Dialects: Balkar.
  • Number of speakers: 310730
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

More information:

    Introduction

    Karachay-Balkar is a Turkic language spoken by the Karachays and Balkars in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, European Russia, as well as by an immigrant population in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey.

    The modern Karachay-Balkar written language is based on the Karachay-Baksan-Chegem dialect. The language is closely related to Kumyk.

    The Karachay-Balkar Verb

    Verblists