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Chuvash (Чӑвашла)

Chuvash (Chuvash - also known as Chavash, Chuwash, Chovash, Cuvas or Cuas) is a Turkic language spoken to the west of the Ural Mountains in central Russia. It is the only surviving member of the Oghur branch of Turkic languages.

Chuvash is the native language of the Chuvash people and an official language of Chuvashia. It is spoken by about two million people. 86% of ethnic Chuvash and 8% of the people of other ethnicities living in Chuvashia claimed knowledge of Chuvash language during the 2002 census. Despite that, and although Chuvash is taught at schools and sometimes used in the media, it is considered endangered, because Russian dominates in most spheres of life and few children learning the language are likely to become active users.

The writing system for the Chuvash language is based largely on the Cyrillic alphabet, employing all of the letters used in the Russian alphabet, and adding four letters of its own: ?, ?, ? and ?.

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Chuvash you may search by any of the following terms:
Cavasla Central Chavas Chavash Chovash Chuvash Chuwash Cuas Cuvas Mountains Russia RussianTurkic Ural Urals Чӑвашла

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller  may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using other  terms such as "Russian''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of  rape (US: canola), choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'rape (or canola) Chuvash' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so other searches, such as 'Russian' should result in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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