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Archi is spoken by less than 1.000 people in the mountainous south of the Dagestan Republic in southern Russia.

Archi belongs to the Lezgian subgroup of the Northeast Caucasian Language family.

The Archi people call themselves arshishtib.

Archi is an oral language.

Archi has 11 vowel phonemes. There is a phonological opposition between long and short vowels.

The case system of Archi is very rich because of the great number of locative cases. The morphology of the verb, however, is relatively simple.

Archi is an ergative language.

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