Karata language

Karata
КIкIирлIи мацIцIи
Native toRussia
RegionSouthern Dagestan
EthnicityKarata
Native speakers
260 (2010 census)[1]
Northeast Caucasian
Language codes
ISO 639-3kpt
kara1474[2]

Karata is an Andic language of the Northeast Caucasian language family spoken in southern Dagestan, Russia by 260 Karata in 2010. It has two dialects, Karatin and Tokitin, which are quite different. Speakers use Avar as their literary language.[1]

There are ten towns in which the language is traditionally spoken: Karata, Anchix, Tukita, Rachabalda, Lower Inxelo, Mashtada, Archo, Chabakovo, Racitl, and formerly Siux.[3]

Phonology

Consonants

Consonant phonemes of Karata[4]
Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyn-
geal
Glottal
central lateral
lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis lenis fortis
Nasal m n
Plosive voiced b d ɡ
voiceless p t k ʔ
ejective (pʼ)
Affricate voiced (d͡ʒ)
voiceless t͡s t͡sː t͡ʃ t͡ʃː t͡ɬː k͡xː q͡χː
ejective t͡sʼ t͡sːʼ t͡ʃʼ t͡ʃːʼ t͡ɬʼ t͡ɬːʼ k͡xːʼ q͡χːʼ
Fricative voiceless s ʃ ʃː ɬ ɬː ç x ʜ h
voiced v z ʒ ɣ ʢ
Trill r
Approximant l j
Other Languages
brezhoneg: Karateg
français: Karata
italiano: Lingua karata
Kiswahili: Kikarata
Piemontèis: Lenga Karata
português: Língua karata
српски / srpski: Каратински језик
українська: Каратинська мова