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Yakut

A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3sah

Population  363,000 (1993 UBS). Ethnic population: 443,852.
Region  Sakha, near Arctic Ocean, the length of middle Lena River, Aldan and Kolyma rivers, 3220 km.
Language maps  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 42
Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 42
Western Asian Russia, reference number 42
Alternate names   Sakha, Yakut-Sakha
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Northern
Language use  L2 by some Evenki [evn], Even [eve], and Yukaghir [yus] people. All ages. Positive attitude. Some also use Russian.
Language development  Grammar. NT: 2004.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Some urban, others farmers with some fishing and hunting. Christian, traditional religion, secular.