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A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3cjs

Population  6,210. 50 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 13, 975.
Region  Altai Krai, Khakass Ao and Gorno-Altai Ao, on River Tomy.
Language map  Western Asian Russia, reference number 35
Alternate names   Aba, Kondoma Tatar, Kuznets Tatar, Mras Tatar, Shortsy, Tom-Kuznets Tatar
Dialects  Mrassa (Mrasu), Kondoma. Some sources combine Shor and Chulym [clw].
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Northern
Language use  Revival of study (I. Nevskaya 1996). Language association formed; a chair of Shor was formed at Pedagogical University in Novokuznetsk. Few domains except perhaps family. Used by few children. Neutral to strongly supportive.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 95% in Russian. Altai missionaries developed first alphabet mid 19th century. Grammar.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Different from Shor dialect of Khakas [kjh]. Traditional religion, Christian.
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