ISO 639-3: kca
||13,600. Ethnic population: 28,678.
||Khanty-Mansi National Okrug; east past the Mansi [mns], along Ob River.
Western Asian Russia, reference number 17
||Hanty, Khant, Khanti, Ostyak, Xanty
||Northern Khanti, Eastern Khanti, Southern Khanti, Vach (Vasyugan). Intelligibility difficult between geographically distant dialects. 3 dialect groups; Vach ‘archaic’. Dialect used in writing rejected by many speakers.
||Northern Khanty has 9,000 speakers out of 15,000; Eastern has 3,000 out of 5,000; Southern has few or none out of 1,000. Few domains. Used by few children. Positive attitude. Some also use Russian.
||Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2007.
||Hunters; fishermen; animal husbandry: cattle. Traditional religion.