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Alutor

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3alr

Population  150 (2000 A. Kibrik), decreasing. Estimated at 100 to 200 in 2000 (A. Kibrik). Ethnic population: 2,000 (1997 M. Krauss).
Region  Koryak National District, northeast Kamchatka Peninsula, Vyvenka and Khailino villages; 2 families in Rekinniki; families in Tilichiki and Tymlat; some scattered.
Language maps  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 2
Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 2
Alternate names   Aliutor, Alyutor, Olyutor
Dialects  Alutorskij (Alutor Proper), Karaginskij (Karaga), Palanskij (Palana). Considered a dialect of Koryak [kpy] until recently.
Classification  Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Northern, Koryak-Alyutor
Language use  Shifting to Russian. Home. Used by older adults actively; some monolinguals; middle-aged adults passive bilinguals; younger than 35 use only Russian (1997).
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  Children sent to boarding schools 1950s–1970s.
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