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Oroch

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3oac

Population  260. Ethnic population: 686.
Region  Eastern Siberia, Khabarovsk Krai, along rivers that empty into Tatar Channel (largest group in Sovetskaja Gavan’); Amur River near Komsomolsk-na-Amure; Vanino region in Datta and Uska-Orochskaya settlements; some among Nanai [gld].
Language map  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 30
Alternate names   Orochi
Dialects  Kjakela (Kjakar, Kekar), Namunka, Orichen, Tez.
Classification  Altaic, Tungusic, Southern, Southeast, Udihe
Language use  Mainly adults. Also use Russian.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  Not taught in school. Russians, Ukrainians, and Evenki live among them. Formerly officially considered part of Udihe. Different from Orok [oaa]. Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian.
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