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Atlas of the Caucasian Languages
with Language Guide
In series: Linguarium - ATLAS of the LANGUAGES of the WORLD (ALW)
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INTRODUCTION to the ALW series
OVERVIEW. Contains short information about Caucasian languages & Caucasia in general: inner grouping, outer affiliation, administrative division of the region, national languages and bi- & multilingualism. Includes also Genealogic Chart.
Guide. Covers all groups, languages and dialects of the group concerned and contains following categories of data: index codes, all linguonyms in English and many in other languages, autolinguonyms, number of speakers, location, scripts, other languages used, condition of language "health", interlinguistic relationships and notes on ethnic groups (see more detailed information in Introduction). Includes two sections: North Caucasian (pdf, 368 kb) and Kartvelian (also in pdf, 145 kb).
Index. Last but not least part of the ALW. It contains all linguonyms and ethnonyms mentioned in other parts. All names are ordered alphabetically: first of all come names in Latin script, then in other scripts used in the Guide (especially in Cyrillic). Each name is identified with the index code which helps to find this linguonym in the Guide.
Atlas. All idioms having separate entries in the Guide are shown on the maps. There are overview maps for all Caucasian languages and for some Caucasian languages’ groups, as well as several historical linguistic maps (Adyghe-Abkhaz in mid. 19th century, Veynakh in early 20th c., Agvan area) and detailed maps for linguistically more complex areas of Caucasus (Abkhazia, Andic languages, Alazani-Avtoran valley, etc). Sample map (#11) is available.
List of Maps (17 unbound leaves; #7 & #13 share one leave):
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Created on January, 16, 2003 ¦ Last updated on Jan, 11, 2008 15:13