Kubachi language

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Native to Russia
Region Dagestan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog kuba1248[1]

Kubachi (alternatively Kubachin) is a language from the Dargin dialect continuum spoken in Dagestan, Russia. It is often considered a divergent dialect of Dargwa. The Ethnologue lists it under the dialects of Dargwa, but recognizes that it may be a separate language.[2]



Consonant phonemes of Kubachi[3]
Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyn-
lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis
Nasal m n
Plosive voiced b d ɡ
voiceless p t k q ʔ
Affricate voiceless t͡s t͡sː t͡ʃ t͡ʃː
ejective t͡sʼ t͡ʃʼ
Fricative voiceless s ʃ ʃː x χ χː ʜ
voiced z ʒ ʁ ʢ ɦ
Trill r
Approximant w l j


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kubachi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for Dargwa
  3. ^ Consonant Systems of the North-East Caucasian Languages on TITUS DIDACTICA

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