Kryts language

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кърыцIаь мез ġrəċä mez
цIека meз ċeka mez
Native toAzerbaijan
RegionQuba Rayon
Native speakers
5,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kry

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], 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 (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kryz". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Ethnologue entry for Kryts
  4. ^ "Kryts". The Endangered Languages Project.
  5. ^ "UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger". UNESCO.
  6. ^ UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger Archived February 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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