Kryts language

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кърыцIаь мез qryc’ä mez
цIека meз c’eka mez
Region Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan
Ethnicity Kryts
Native speakers
5,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kry
Glottolog kryt1240[2]

Kryts (Kryc) is a Samur language of the Northeast Caucasian language family spoken in parts of the Quba Rayon of Azerbaijan by 6,000 people in 1975.[3] Its dialects are Kryts, Jek, Khaput, Yergyudzh, and Alyk, which are all quite distinct and could be considered separate languages.[3]

Kryts is endangered[4][5][not specific enough to verify], classified as "severely endangered" by UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger.[6]


  • Authier, Gilles. 2009. Grammaire kryz. Paris: Peeters.
  1. ^ Kryts at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kryts". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b Ethnologue entry for Kryts
  4. ^ Published in: Encyclopedia of the world’s endangered languages. Edited by Christopher Moseley. London & New York: Routledge, 2007. 211–280.
  5. ^ The sociolinguistic situation of the Kryz in Azerbaijan
  6. ^ UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

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