Caucasian languages are a group of about forty languages native to the Caucasus region. Spoken in the Northern Caucasia, Transcaucasia and Turkey. Small groups of speakers of Caucasian languages also live in Syria, Iran and other countries of the Near East. Among the Caucasian languages, only Georgian has ancient literary traditions. Udin has apparently also been a written language in the past. Beginning from the late Middle Ages there were attempts to use the Arab script for writing in a number of Caucasian languages. After the revolution, literary languages were created for Abaza, Adyghe, Avar, Chechen, Dargi, Ingush, Kabardin (Circassian), Lak, Lezghian, and Tabasaran--first on the basis of the Arab and Latin, from the late 1930's, Russian script. During the last years attempts have been made to create writing systems for Aghul, Andi, Bezhta, Dido, Rutul and Tsakhur. Source
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Brief profile and list of languages, some with links to further information.
Circassian language online lessons
Description of Circassian phonetics and main grammar forms, English-Circassian phrasebook.
Udi Online Grammar
Online grammar of Udi, spoken in Northern Azerbaijan and Eastern Georgia. Contains grammatical description, samples of Spoken Udi, text collection with interlinear glosses and translation, and bibliography.
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