Language Data

  • Alternate names: Caxur, Sakhur, Tsakhury, Tsaxur, Yikbi; Also, in Russian Federation: Caxur, Tsakhury, Tsaxur, Yikbi, Yiqny Miz
  • Dialects: Cinix, Gelmets, Gelmets-kurdul, Gelmets-Mikik, Jinagh, Kalyal Muxax, Kirmico-Lek, Mikik, Mishkesh, Mishlesh, Mukhakh-Sabunchi, Muslakh, Muslax, Suvagil, Tsakh, Tsakh-Qum, Tsakhur
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (2003 — 2012)
  • Literacy: Studied as a subject in local schools (Salminen 2007)
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Azerbaijan
  • Region: Northwest, Zaqatala and Qakh districts, 16 villages
  • Also used in: Russian Federation
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Status: De facto language of provincial identity in Azerbaijan
  • Number of users: 22,300 (13,000 in Azerbaijan (1989 census); 10,600)
  • Vitality: Threatened

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)