Bashkir language

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Bashkir language
Башҡорт теле Bašqort tele
Native to Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
Native speakers
more than 1,400,000
Altaic
Official status
Official language in
Bashkortostan
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ba
ISO 639-2 bak
ISO 639-3 bak

The Bashkir language (Original name: About this sound башҡорт теле  [bɑʃqɵrt tɨiɨ]) is a Turkic language. Speakers of the Bashkir language mostly live in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan. A large number of speakers also live in Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Perm Krai, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Sverdlovsk, and Kurgan Oblasts.

Alphabet[change | change source]

The alphabet of the Bashkir language has 42 letters. 33 letters of the Bashkir alphabet are the same as in Russian, and there are 9 more letters for special Bashkir sounds.