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Agausian language

Agausian
Agūsuri

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Pronunciation
Native to
Number of speakers
3 million (2014 est.)

LinkLanguage family
•LinkKarto-Zan
•LinkGeorgian
•Agausian
Writing systems
LinkOld Georgian
LinkGeorgian
Agausian alphabet
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Official language in
LinkRegulated by

Agausian (Agausian: Agūsuri, pronounced [ɑg•əʊ•z•jɑ]) is the official and national language of the Republic of Agausia. Agausian can trace its roots to a branch of the LinkKartvelian language family. Agausian is thought to have cemented its status as the dominate language during LinkTamar the Great's rule over Agausia in the 12th century. Its speakers today number approximately three million.

It is not know when Agausian was first developed, but it is theorized that groups of Kartvelian migrants spread northeastward into eastern Georgia, Russia, and Agausia, possibly accompanied by linguistic assimilation of East Caucasian speakers. There is another theory that the ancestors of the Agausians could have been related to a Neolithic culture from the highland LinkDagestan.


Classification [back to contents]


No claimed genetic links between the Kartvelian languages and any other language family in the world are accepted in mainstream linguistics. Among the Kartvelian languages, Agausian is most closely related Georgian and the so-called Zan languages (Megrelian and Laz); glottochronological studies indicate that it split from the former nearly 1,000 years ago.


Demographics [back to contents]



Dialects

Agausian has four varieties besides Standard Agausian: Northern, Central, Souther and Western - each being mutually intelligible with each other.


History [back to contents]


The modern Agausian alphabet was created in the early 1920s during Linklatinization. Agausian linguist Elijah Yagmur Ivanovi (Elā Āgmur Ivanovi), together with Greek linguist, composer, and theologian Pavlos Antonelis (Παύλος Αντωνέλης) adapted the Agausian language, previously written in the LinkGeorgian script to a Linklatin script. Ivanovi and Antonelis' alphabet was a fundamental step in strengthening Agausian national identity.


Phonology [back to contents]



Examples [back to contents]



Agausian Alphabet (Agūsuri Anbani)

English word

Agausian translation

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Ānvari
Tebervali
Mart́i
Aṕrili
Maisi
Ivnisi
Ivlisi
Agvist́o
Sekt́emberi
Okt́omberi
Noemberi
Deḱemberi

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one
another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Ḱvela adamāni ibadeba tavisupali da tanastsėri ǵirsebita da ūplebebit.
Isini dažildovebulni arān gonėrebita da sindisit da ertmanetis mimart žmobis
sulisḱvetebit ūnda moiktsėnen.

If you notice any mistakes that need to be addressed, or you have comments or questions, please direct telegrams to Agausia. Make sure to push the upvote arrow, Thank you.

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