Kilit Language

Kilit Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kilit language belongs to the northern Tatic family of Northwestern Iranian branch, once spoken in the villages around Kilit, located 12 kilometers southwest from the city of Ordubad in a district with the same name of Nakhjavan in Azerbaijan . It is most probably extinct or less likely moribund and is considered to have been the westernmost and northwersternmost Tatic language. The more exact classification of Kiliti and its composition must wait for more research. Kilit is an "extinct" language according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. The language has been long known to the Russian historians and travelers since the middle of nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The historian Chopin, first mentioned it back in 1852. He states the inhabitants of the village as amounting to 104. Zelinsky researched on the language in 1880 afterwards. In the 1950s a few speakers was reported who used the language probably only as a trade lingo or secret language. In 1966, A. G. Gasanov collected a few words and phrases.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135970240
  • 9786135970241