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  • Teleut is often considered a dialect of Altay. See that page for further information on the dialectal breakdown of the Altay languages.

Writing System with Transcription

Аа (a)Бб (b)Вв (v)Гг (g)Ғғ (ɣ)Дд (d)Јј (dʼ)Ее (e, ye)
Ёё (yo)Жж (ž)Зз (z)Ии (i)Іі (i)Йй (y)Кк (k)Ққ (q)
Лл (l)Мм (m)Нн (n)Ңң (ŋ)Оо (o)Ӧӧ (ö)Пп (p)Рр (r)
Сс (s)Тт (t)Уу (u)Ӱӱ (ÿ)Фф (f)Хх (x)Цц (ts)Чч (č)
Шш (š)Щщ (šč)ЪъЫы (ï)ЬьЭэ (e)Юю (yu)Яя (ya)
Several letters, including those without transcriptions noted, are found only in Russian loanwords.


Лингвострановедческий телеутско-русский словарь. 2016. Кемерово: Кемеровский государственный университет.

Baskakov, N. A. 1958. “La classification des dialectes de la langue Turque d’Altaï.” Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 8, no.1: 9-15.

Рюмина-Сыркашева, Л.Т. and Н.А. Кучигашева. 1995. Телеут-Орус сӧзлик/Телеутско-Русский словарь. Кемерово: АО Кемеровское книжное издательство.

Токмашев, М. Г. and Д. М. Токмашев. 2008. Телеңет тили: Телеутский язык. Кемерово: ООО «СКИФ», ИПП «Кузбасс».

Location of Teleut among other Altay varieties. Teleut is (2).
Location of Teleut among other Altay varieties. Teleut is (2).
Native name:Teleŋet tili
Alternate names:Teleŋet/Telenget, Tadar, Payat
Spoken in:Russia; Kemerovo Oblast, Altai Republic and Altai Krai
Number of speakers:975
Writing system:Cyrillic
Last update:2022-03-08