Komi-Yazva language

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

The Komi-Yazva language (Коми-Ёдз кыл, Komi-Yodz kyl) is spoken mostly in Krasnovishersky District of Perm Krai in Russia, in the basin of the Yazva (Yodz) 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.

Komi-Yazva is to the east (in darkblue)


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 Komi-Yazva primer was printed in 2003. Its author was the teacher of the Parshavskaya school A. L. Parshakova. This book also became the first one ever printed in Komi-Yazva 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. 

See also[edit]


  • Hausenberg, Annu-Reet (1998). "Komi". In Abondolo, Daniel. The Uralic languages. Routledge. pp. 305–326. ISBN 0-415-08198-X. 
  • Лыткин В. И., Тепляшина Т. И. Пермские языки // Основы финно-угорского языкознания / ИЯ АН СССР. — Т.3. — М.: Наука, 1976.
    • = Lytkin, V. I.; Teplyashina, T. I. "The Permic languages". The Fundamentals of Fenno-Ugric linguistics. (The Academy of Sciences of the USSR.) Vol. 3. Moscow: Nauka, 1976.
  • Лыткин В. И. Коми-язьвинский диалект. — М.: Издательсвто АН СССР, 1961.
    • = Lytkin, V. I. (ed.) The Komi-Yazva dialect. Moscow, 1961.
  • Коми-пермяцкий язык / Под ред. проф. В. И. Лыткина. — Кудымкар: Коми-пермяцкое книжное издательство, 1962.
    • = Lytkin, V. I. (ed.) The Komi-Permyak language. Kudymkar, 1962.
  • Паршакова А. Л. Коми-язьвинский букварь. Пермь, 2003.
    • = Parshkavo, A. L. The Komi-Yazva primer. Perm, 2003.