Dolgan

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A language of Russian Federation

Population

1,050 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 7,890 (2010 census).

Location

Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Dudinka and Khatange counties; perhaps in Sakha.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Low vitality. Family, friends. All ages. Children still learn it. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Used as L2 by Nganasan [nio].

Language Development
Several publications in Dolgan. Bible portions: 1996–2002.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Contact language on Tajmyr Peninsula spoken by Evenki [evn], Nganasan [nio], and long-term Russian residents. Different from Yakut [sah]. Traditional religion.