Ethnologue > Web version > Country index > Asia > Russian Federation (Asia) > Enets, Forest

Enets, Forest

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3enf

Population  20. Of the 20 speakers, 15 are in Potapovo. Ethnic population: 198 with Tundra Enets (2002 census).
Region  Taimyr National Okrug; along Yenisei River’s lower course, upstream from Dudinka. The Forest variety is in Dudinka region, Potapovo settlement.
Language map  Western Asian Russia, reference number 10
Alternate names   Bay Enets, Pe-Bae, Yenisei Samoyedic
Dialects  Forest and Tundra Enets [enh] barely mutually intelligible. Transitional between Nenets [yrk] and Nganasan [nio]. Formerly officially considered part of Nenets.
Classification  Uralic, Samoyed, Northern Samoyed
Language use  Few domains. Mainly older adults. Neutral attitude. All are bilingual or trilingual.
Language development  Taught in Potapovo school. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
Contact us