Baraba dialect

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Native toRussia
Native speakers
(8,000 cited 1979)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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Baraba or Baraba Tatar is spoken by at least 8,000 Baraba Tatars in Siberia. It is a dialect of Siberian Tatar[3]. While middle aged individuals and the young generation speak the Russian and Tatar languages, Baraba Tatar dialect is used by the older generation[4].

Geographic Distribution[edit]

Baraba Tatar is spoken mainly in the Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia. Standard Volga–Ural Tatar is taught at local Tatar schools.



The consonants of Baraba
Labial Dental Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive p b t d k ɡ q
Affricate ts
Fricative (f) (v) s (z) ʃ (ʒ) x ɣ h
Nasal m n ŋ
Lateral Glide l
Trill r
Semivowel w ɥ j
  • Sounds in parentheses appear only in loan words.
  • The sounds [ts] and [tʃ] appear in free variation. The replacement of /tʃ/ with /ts/ is a feature that distinguishes Baraba from Volga–Ural Tatar.[5]


The vowels of Baraba
Front Central Back
High i y ɯ u
Mid e ø ë ø̈ ö o
Low æ a

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire". Archived from the original on 15 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-21.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Baraba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Tumasheva, D. G. [Тумашева Д. Г.] 1977. Диалекты сибирских татар. Опыт сравнительного исследования. Казань, 1977 (in Russian)
  4. ^ Güllüdağ, Nesrin 2013. "Baraba Tatarlarının dili üzerine bir inceleme." In AVRASYA Uluslararası Arastırmalar Dergisi 2(3):88-128. Temmuz 2013. (in Turkish)
  5. ^ Дмитриева, Л. В. (1981). Язык Барабинских Татар (Материалы и Исследования) (in Russian). Leningrad: Академия Наук СССР.

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