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Khinalugh is spoken by 1.500 people in Quba Rayon in north-eastern Azerbaijan.

Khinalugh is an isolated member of the Northeast Caucasian language family.

The self-designation of the people is ketch halh 'the people of (the village) Ketch' or kajttiodur 'the inhabitants of one village'.

Khinalugh is an oral language.

The case system of Khinalugh is very rich because of the great number of locative cases. Khinalugh has four noun classes. The morphology of the verb, however, is relatively simple.

Khinalugh is an ergative language.

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