ISO 639-3: ckt
||7,740. Ethnic population: 15,767 (2002 Russian census).
||Northeast Siberia, Chukchi Peninsula, Chukot and Koryak National Okrug.
Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 5
||Chuchee, Chukcha, Chukchee, Chukot, Luoravetlan
||Uellanskij, Pevekskij, Enmylinskij, Nunligranskij, Xatyrskij, Chaun, Enurmin, Yanrakinot. Closely related to Alutor [air], Kerek [krk] and Koryak [kpy]. Itelmen [itl] is more distantly related. Chukchi may be mutually intelligible with some varieties of Koryak [kpy] (1988 Comrie). Literary dialect and gender dialects also exist. Gender differences are largely phonological. Women’s dialect largely ignored in language development.
||Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Northern, Chukot
||60% of the population. Few domains but extensive use in reindeer herding brigades. All ages. Under 50 speak Russian with varying proficiency, but nomadic groups resist Russian language and culture. Mildly to strongly supportive toward Chukchi. Also use Russian, Yakut [sah], Even [eve], or Yukaghir [ykg].
||School at Anadyr. Chukchi in Magadan area are nomadic. Reindeer herdsmen, formerly sea mammal hunters. Shamanist.