Language Studies


Area Where Archi is Spoken
Area Where Archi is Spoken

On the edge of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia is a small village called Archib. With a population of only 1,200, it’s the last remaining spot in the world where Archi is spoken. One of the things that’s so incredible about the language is that for any given verb, there could be as many as 1,500,000 separate conjugations. Also notable is the language’s use of “voiceless velar lateral fricatives,” a rare and fancy sounding speech element, best described as the ending sound when you say “Bach.”

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