Kryts language

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кърыцIаь мез ġrəċä mez
цIека meз ċeka mez
Native to Azerbaijan
Region Quba Rayon
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.

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