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A language of Russian Federation (Asia)

ISO 639-3ude

Population  230. Ethnic population: 1,657.
Region  Siberia far east; Lazo region, Khabarovsk Krai, Gvasiugi settlement; Nanai region, Arsenievo settlement; Pozharsk region, Primorski Krai, Krasny Yar settlement; Terneisk region, Agzu settlement.
Language map  Eastern Asian Russia, reference number 40
Alternate names   Udegeis, Udehe, Udekhe
Dialects  Khungari, Khor, Anjuski, Samargin, Bikin, Iman, Sikhota Alin. Dialect differences not great.
Classification  Altaic, Tungusic, Southern, Southeast, Udihe
Language use  Home. Older adults.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing system  Cyrillic script.
Comments  Resettled in artificial villages in Russian-speaking [rus] region with Ukrainian and Nanai people. Children sent to boarding schools. ‘Hezhe’ in China may refer to this. Shamanist. Nearly extinct.
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