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Itsari language

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Itsari language

Region Dagestan
Native speakers
2,000  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list

Itsari is a language from the Dargin dialect continuum spoken in Dagestan, Russia spoken in the village Icari by about 2,000 people.[1] 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]


  1. ^ a b Linguist List, lang description, Dargwa
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for Dargwa

Further reading

  • Sumbatova, N. R., & Mutalov, R. O. (2003). Languages of the World/Materials 92: Icari. Lincom GmbH. ISBN ISBN 3-89586-014-X

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