- Agul language
Russia, also spoken in Azerbaijan
speakers=17,373 (1989 Census)
Aghul, also called Agul, is a language spoken by the
Agulswho live in southern Dagestan(a republic of Russia) and Azerbaijan.
Aghul belongs to the Lezgic group of the Northeast Caucasian (Dagestan) language family.
1989, Aghul was spoken by 17,373 people in Russia, mainly in Southern Dagestan, as well as 32 people in Azerbaijan.
Aghul is not an
official language, and Lezgian is used as the literary language.
Independent and predicative adjectives take number marker and class marker; also case if used as nominal. As attribute they are invariable. Thus "idžed" "good", ergative, "idžedi", etc. "-n, -s;" pl. "idžedar"; but "Idže insandi hhuč qini" "The good man killed the wolf" (subject in ergative).
*Haspelmath, Martin. 1993. "A grammar of Lezgian". (Mouton grammar library; 9). Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter. – ISBN 3-11-013735-6
*Talibov, Bukar B. and Magomed M. Gadžiev. 1966. "Lezginsko-russkij slovar’". Moskva: Izd. Sovetskaja Ėnciklopedija.
* [http://www.ethnologue.org/show_language.asp?code=lez Ethnologue report for Lezgi]
* [http://languageserver.uni-graz.at/ls/lang?id=3072 Languages of the World report]
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