Komi-Yodzyak language

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Коми-Ёдз кыв
Native to Russia
Region Perm Krai
Native speakers
2,000  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog yazv1241[1]

Yodz, Komi-Yodzyak (Коми-Ёдз; Komi-Yodz), or Komi-Yazva[2] is spoken mostly in Krasnovishersky District of Perm Krai in Russia, in the basin of the Yazva River. It is a Permic language closely related to Komi-Zyrian and Permyak. It has no official status.

About two thousand speakers densely live in Krasnovishersky District.


Availability[clarification needed] of the particular vowels together with features of phonetics and stress system lead Finnish linguist Arvid Genetz in 1889 to consider Komi-Yodzyak as a separate dialect.[citation needed] Later, this decision was confirmed by the famous Finno-Ugricist Lytkin, who studied the Komi-Yodzyak idiom in depth from 1949 until 1953.[citation needed]


The first Yodzyak primer was printed in 2003. Its author was the teacher of the Parshavskaya school A. L. Parshakova. This book also became first one ever printed in Yodzyak language.

А а Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё Ж ж
З з И и Й й К к Л л М м Н н О о
Ө ө Ӧ ӧ П п Р р С с Т т У у Ӱ ӱ
Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы
Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yazva". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Russified orthography

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