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Extinct: no
Family: Caucasian
Branch: Daghestanian
Continent: Europe
Country: Russia
 
Region: Southern Dagestan ASSR.
Countries Where Spoken: 2,000 (1995 H. Ven den Berg).
Countries Where Official: Russia
   
Native Speakers: 2,000
Speakers Total: 2,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Hunzib at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Hunzib at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Hunzib: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Hunzib: 0
  
Three Letter Code: HUZ
Alternative Names: GUNZIB, XUNZAL, KHUNZALY, KHUNZAL, ENZEB
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Summary: A separate language from Bezhta (B. Comrie 1989). Avar is used as the literary language; bilingual proficiency undetermined. Not a written language. Grammar. 27 consonants, 16 vowels, word stress generally linked to prefinal vowel, 5 noun classes, agreement between nouns and coreferent adjectives, pronouns, verbs, and adverbs marked by prefixes, nominative-ergative system, demonstratives. Muslim.
 

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