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Altai, Northern

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3atv

Population  1,570. Tubalars. Other Northern Altai speakers listed under Southern Altai [alt] in Census (2002). Ethnic population: 67,239 (including Southern Altai).
Region  Gorno-Altai Ao mountains, Mongolia and China border.
Language map  Western Asian Russia, reference number 28
Alternate names   Telengit, Telengut, Teleut
Dialects  Tuba, Kumandy, Chalkan. No comprehension of Southern Altai [alt]. Considered a separate language. Teleut may be a separate language.
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Northern
Language use  Home, community, media. Adults only. Also use Russian.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian, secularist.
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