Chulym

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Chulim, Chulym Tatar, Chulym-Turkish, Melets Tatar
Population

44 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 660 (2002 census).

Location

North of Altay mountains, Chulym river basin, Ob river tributary.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Lower Chulym, Middle Chulym. Similar to Shor [cjs]; some consider them one language. The government considers them separate.

Language Use

Middle-aged or older. Also use Russian [rus].

Other Comments

Spoken in villages. Also spoken by the Kacik (Kazik, Kuarik).