Abkhaz language

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Abkhaz Language
Abkhazian
Аҧсуа бызшәа; аҧсшәа
Apsua byzshwa; apsshwa
Native to Abkhazia and Abkhaz diaspora
Ethnicity Abkhazians
Native speakers
190,110 (2014-2015)[1]
Dialects

Cyrillic (Abkhaz alphabet)

Historically: Latin, Georgian
Official status
Official language in
Republic of Abkhazia;[a] Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ab Abkhazian
ISO 639-2 abk Abkhazian
ISO 639-3 abk Abkhazian
Glottolog abkh1244  Abkhazian[2]
Idioma abjasio.png

Abkhaz is a Northwest Caucasian language spoken mostly in Abkhazia (Georgia) and Turkey. It is the official language of Georgia's Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, where around 100,000 people speak it.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abkhaz". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Abkhazian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

Notes

  1. Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 5 out of 193 United Nations member states.