The Vainakh (also spelled Veinakh) languages are a dialect continuum that consists of the Chechen and Ingush languages, spoken mainly in the Russian republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia, as well as in the Chechen diaspora. Together with Bats, they form the Nakh branch of the Northeast Caucasian languages family.
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- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chechen–Ingush". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Zur Sprachgeschichte des Kaukasus (On the language history of the Caucasus), page 23.[permanent dead link]
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