Dargin languages

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Region Southcentral Dagestan[1]
Native speakers
490,000  (2010 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-2 dar
ISO 639-3 dar
Glottolog darg1241  (also Dargwa)[3]

The Dargin languages consist of a dialect continuum of Northeast Caucasian languages spoken in southcentral Dagestan. Kajtak, Kubachi, Itsari, and Chirag are often considered dialects of the same Dargin/Dargwa language. The Ethnologue lists these under a common Dargin language, but also states that these may be separate languages from Dargwa proper.[4]


  1. ^ Ethnologue map of European Russia, with the Dargin languages (‘Dargwa’) in the inset indicated by reference number 12
  2. ^ Dargin at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dargwa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Ethnologue report for Dargwa