Tsezic languages

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Tsezic
Geographic
distribution:
Southwest Dagestan
Linguistic classification: Northeast Caucasian
  • Tsezic
Glottolog: tsez1239[1]
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  Tsezic

The Tsezic languages (also called Didoic languages) form one of the seven main branches of Northeast Caucasian language family. It branches into Tsez–Hinukh and Bezhta–Hunzib–Khwarshi, according to the latest research.[2] They were formerly classified geographically into East Tsezic (Hinukh, and Bezhta) and West Tsezic (Tsez, Khwarshi, and Hunzib).[citation needed] The Avar language serves as the literary language for speakers of Tsezic languages.

Internal branching[edit]

Schulze (2009)[2] gives the following family tree for the Tsezic languages:

Figures retrieved from Ethnologue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tsezic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ a b The Languages of the Caucasus, by Wolfgang Schulze (2009)
  3. ^ Ethnologue

See also[edit]