A dictionary of Archi (Daghestanian) with sound files and cultural materials

Online edition

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Chumakina, Marina, Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett & Harley Quilliam. 2007. A dictionary of Archi: Archi-Russian-English (Online edition). University of Surrey. http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.16/2

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Archi is a Daghestanian language of the Lezgic group spoken by about 1200 people in Daghestan. The language is characterised by a remarkable morphological system, with extremely large paradigms, and irregularities on all levels.

The Online edition of the Archi-Russian-English dictionary provides morphological information sufficient to produce the whole paradigm of the lexeme and contain images of culturally significant objects. It contains sound files for every word form of the lexeme, digital photos, idioms and example sentences with interlinear glossing.

Three other digital editions are available:


The database was created for the project 'A dictionary of Archi (Daghestanian) with sound files and cultural materials', funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme. This support is gratefully acknowledged. In addition to the creators of the dictionary, several other consultants contributed their time and expertise, and we are extremely grateful to the following individuals for their involvement: Aleksandr Kibrik, Sandro Kodzasov, Dzhalil Samedov, Nicholas Evans and Peter Lutzeier.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.16/2

Creators: Chumakina, Marina; Brown, Dunstan; Corbett, Greville G.; Quilliam, Harley;

Title: A dictionary of Archi: Archi-Russian-English (Online edition)

Publisher: University of Surrey

Year: 2007

Project members

Prof Greville G. Corbett
Dr Marina Chumakina


Aleksandr Kibrik
Sandro Kodzasov
Dzhalil Samedov
Dunstan Brown Nicholas Evans
Peter Lutzeier
Harley Quilliam

Period of award:

February 2004 - July 2007


Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP), Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project (HRELP)