Chuvash ([Чӑвашла, Čăvašla] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help); IPA: [tɕəʋaʂˈla])[2] is a Turkic leid spoken in central Roushie, primarily in the Chuvash Republic an adjacent auries. It is the anly survivin member o the Oghur branch o Turkic leids.

Чӑвашла, Çăvaşla
Native taeRoushie
RegionChuvashia an adjacent auries
Native speakers
1.08 million (2010 census)[1]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
(federal subject o Roushie)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1cv
ISO 639-2chv
ISO 639-3chv
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The writin seestem for the Chuvash leid is based on the Cyrillic script, employin aw o the letters uised in the Roushie alphabet, an addin fower letters o its ain: Ӑ, Ӗ, Ҫ an Ӳ.


  1. Chuvash at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. also known as Chăvash, Chuwash, Chovash, Chavash, Çuvaş or Çuaş