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This short survey was carried out in November 2000, and the report was written in 2002. The survey was undertaken with several questions in mind:
Thus, the goal was to get an initial impression of the sociolinguistic situation in the areas of dialectology, multilingualism, language vitality, and language attitudes using the Rapid Appraisal method and wordlist elicitation.