Language Snapshots

Gakvarian Chamalal (Dagestan and Chechnya) - Language Snapshot 


  • Kristian Roncero


This article presents an overview of the sociolinguistic situation and typological profile of Chamalal, a Nakh-Dagestanian language of the Andic group spoken in Dagestan and Chechnya (Russia). It discusses how the language is retreating under the influence of Russian, with emigration from rural communities in the mountains to larger cities being a major factor. It concludes with a summary of existing resources and current work on the language. 


  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 20
  • Page/Article: 64-74
  • DOI: 10.25894/ldd34
  • Published on 30 Jun 2021