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Nenets

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3yrk

Population  31,300. Ethnic population: 41,302 including both Forest Nenets and Tundra Nenets.
Region  Northwest Siberia, tundra area from mouth of north Dvina River in northeast Europe to the delta of the Yenisei in Asia; scattered in Kola Peninsula; Nenets, Yamalo-Nenets, and Taimyr national okrugs.
Language maps  Western Asian Russia, reference number 26
Alternate names   Nenec, Nenetsy, Nentse, Yurak, Yurak Samoyed
Dialects  Forest Yurak, Tundra Yurak.
Classification  Uralic, Samoyed
Language use  80% use Nenets in daily life. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Russian.
Language development  Most attended school and read Russian. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2004.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Mainly nomadic. Reindeer herdsmen. Christian, traditional religion.
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