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Orok

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3oaa

Population  64 in Russian Federation. Population total all countries: 67. Ethnic population: 346.
Region  Poronajsk District, Sakhalin Island, Poronajsk town, Gastello and Vakhrushev settlements; Nogliki District, Val village, Nogliki settlement. Also in Japan.
Language map  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 31
Alternate names   Oroc, Uilta, Ujlta, Ulta
Dialects  Poronaisk (Southern Orok), Val-Nogliki (Nogliki-Val, Northern Orok). Significant dialect differences. Formerly officially considered part of Nanai [gld].
Classification  Altaic, Tungusic, Southern, Southeast, Nanaj
Language use  Home. Mainly older adults. Prevalent intermarriage with Russians, Nivkh, Nanai, Evenksi, Negidal, and Korean people.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  Scattered. Relinquished traditional way of life. Different from Oroch [oac].
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