ISO 639-3: sel
||1,640. Ethnic population: 4,249.
||Tomskaya Oblast, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Krasnoyarski Krai, and Tomskaya Oblast. Northern dialect in Krasnoselkup region, Ratta, Krasnoselkupskaya, Tolka, and Krasnoselkup villages, Kiki-Akki and Sidorovsk; Purovsk region, Tolka Purovskaya village; adjacent regions of Krasnoyarski Krai, Farkovo; Turukhan River basin and Baikha. Southern dialect in north Tomskaya Oblasta, range of villages.
Western Asian Russia, reference number 34
||Ostyak Samoyed, Shöl Khumyt, Northern Selkups, Chumyl’ Khumyt, Central Selkups, Syusugulla, Shösh Gulla
||Taz (Northern Sel’kup, Tazov-Baishyan), Tym (Central Selk’up, Kety), Narym (Central Sel’kup), Srednyaya Ob-Ket (Southern Sel’kup). Dialect continuum with difficult or impossible intelligibility between extremes. Southern speakers separated geographically from others. Northern Selkup literature not usable by Southern and Central.
||Formerly used as lingua franca by Ket, Evenki, Nenets, and Khanty. Northern dialect spoken by 90% of people, but not mastered by young adults and children. Southern dialect spoken by 30%; 10–15 adults, all over 70, speak fluently. Positive attitude among Northern Selkups, neutral among Central and Southern Selkups. Also use Russian.
||Northern dialect taught in schools through fourth grade. Grammar.