Karachay-Balkar language

Turkic language

The Karachay-Balkar language (Къарачай-Малкъар /Qarachay-Malqar/) is a Turkic language spoken by the Karachays and Balkars. It is divided into two dialects: Karachay which pronounces two phonemes as /tʃ/ and /ʒ/, and Balkar, which pronounces the corresponding phonemes as /ts/ and /z/.

Karachay-Balkar
Къарачай-Малкъар/Qarachay-Malqar
Native toRussia
RegionKabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia
Native speakers
400,000
Altaic[1] (controversial)
Cyrillic alphabet, Latin alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-2krc
ISO 639-3krc

ReferencesEdit

  1. "[1] Ethnologue"