Food and drink of agricultural origin in the Godoberian language



Godoberi (self-name gibdidi) is one of the ethnic groups of Dagestan, in terms of language and cultural development, which belong to the Andian subgroup of the Avaro-Ando-Tsezy subgroup of Nakh-Dagestan languages. Godoberians live compactly only in two villages in the north of Dagestan - in Zibirkhali and Godoberi. Godoberians speak a non-written language (gibdidi mizzi). Nevertheless, the speech of the inhabitants of the villages of Godoberi and Zibirhali differs, making up two dialects, each of which has a number of phonetic and lexical features. According to rough estimates, the total number of Godoberians is about 8 thousand people. The language is threatened with extinction, as it is a common language among a limited number of native speakers. The Avar language is studied in the school as the native language, the official language of the Godoberians is Russian.

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Keywords: Godoberi language, agricultural plants, food products, plant world

Journal rubric: Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Ethnolinguistics

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Sirazhudinov R.M. Food and drink of agricultural origin in the Godoberian language [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2019. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 70–75. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2019060308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Radzhab M. Sirazhudinov, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Dagestan Languages of the Philological Faculty, Dagestan State University, Makhachkala, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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