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Chuvash
Чӑвашла, Čăvašla
Pronunciation [tɕəʋaʂˈla]
Native to Russia
Region Chuvashia and adjacent areas
Ethnicity Chuvash
Native speakers 1.1 million  (2010 Russian Census 2010 census)e18
Language family
Turkic
  • Oghur (Lir)
    • Chuvash
Early forms:
Bulgar
  • Chuvash
Writing system Cyrillic
Official status
Official language in

 Russia

  •  Chuvashia

Chuvash (Чӑвашла, Čăvašla; IPA: [tɕəʋaʂˈla]) is a Turkic language. It is spoken in Chuvashia, a part of central Russia. It is the only language from the Oghur branch of the Turkic languages that is still spoken today. Though many Turkic languages can be understood by different speakers, Chuvash is quite different.

Chuvash is written using the Cyrillic script. Its alphabet has all of the letters of the Russian alphabet and adds four letters of its own: Ӑ, Ӗ, Ҫ and Ӳ.

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