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Dolgan

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3dlg

Population  4,870. Ethnic population: 7,261 (2002 Russian census).
Region  Sakha Republic.
Language maps  Western Asian Russia, reference number 7
Western Asian Russia, reference number 7
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Northern
Language use  Few domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Russian.
Language development  Several publications in Dolgan.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Contact language on the Tajmyr Peninsula spoken by Evenki [evn], Nganasan [nio], and long-term Russian residents. Different from Yakut [sah]. Traditional religion, Shamanist.
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