OsseticИрон æвзаг

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Osetin, Ossetian; Also, in Georgia: Osetin, Ossete, Ossetian; in Azerbaijan: Osetin; in Kazakhstan: Osetin; in Tajikistan: Osetin; in Turkmenistan: Osetin; in Ukraine: Osetin; in Uzbekistan: Osetin; in Turkey: Osetin, Ossete
  • Dialects: Digor, Digorian, Digoron, Dogor, Iron, Kudar, South Osetin
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (2010)
    • New Testament (2004)
    • Portions (1848 — 2013)
    • FCBH  (2003 Institute Bible Translation)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Russian Federation
  • Region: Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya and Kabardino-Balkariya; north of Ossetic in Georgia
  • Also used in: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: Christian (Orthodox), Muslim (Sunni)
  • Status: Statutory language of provincial identity in Russian Federation
  • Number of users: 569,650 (451,000; 100,000 in Georgia (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001); 2,520 in Azerbaijan (2000); 3,490 in Kazakhstan; 8,000 in Tajikistan; 1,890 in Turkmenistan; 4,550 in Ukraine; 6,000 in Uzbekistan; )
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)