Karata

With Gadzhi Gadzhiev, his wife and grand-daughters in 2011

With Maripat Arabilyaevna in 2012


Karata is a Nakh-Daghestanian language spoken by between 7,000 and 20,000 people (we lack a more precise estimate). It is traditionally spoken in 10 mountain villages, each with its own variety of the language (all are mutually intelligible). I worked in the eponymous village "Karata", as well as in Makhachkala with speakers of that variety.

The following is a link to a website about the Karata people