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A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3clw

Population  270. Ethnic population: 656 (2002 Russian census).
Region  North of Altay Mountains, Chulym River basin, Ob River tributary.
Language map  Western Asian Russia, reference number 6
Alternate names   Chulim, Chulym Tatar, Chulym-Turkish, Melets Tatar
Dialects  Lower Chulym, Middle Chulym. Similar to Shor [cjs]; some consider them one language. The government considers them separate.
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Western, Uralian
Language use  Also use Russian.
Comments  Spoken in villages. Also spoken by the Kacik (Kazik, Kuarik).
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