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Negidal

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3neg

Population  150. Ethnic population: 567.
Region  Khabarovsk Krai (Kamenka, Im); Paulina Osipenko region; lower reaches of Amur River.
Language map  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 25
Alternate names   Neghidal, Negidaly
Dialects  Nizovsk, Verkhovsk.
Classification  Altaic, Tungusic, Northern, Negidal
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use Russian.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  1950s–1980s the state sent children to boarding schools. Traditional way of life. Contacts and intermarriage with the Ulch, Nanai, and Nivkh in the Amur area. Traditional religion.
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