The Southern Rutul dialect documented in this project is that of Novyj Borch in Dagestan and Shin in the Sheki region of Azerbaijan, which present two recent offshoots from the dialect of the (now uninhabited) village of Borch under the influence of Russian and Azeri respectively. A variant of this dialect is spoken at Khnov in Dagestan. This language is very closely related to, though not mutually comprehensible with, the Northern Rutul dialects familiar from Ibragimov (1978), Alekseev (1994) and Makhmudova (2001).
Northern Rutul – Ikhrek
Northern Rutul – Mukhad
Prof. Svetlana Makhmudova (State Univ. Makhachkala)