Enets, Forest

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bay Enets, Pe-Bae, Yenisei Samoyedic
Population

40 (2010 census). Census includes Tundra Enets [enh]. Ethnic population: 200 with Tundra Enets (2002 census).

Location

Potapovo, Dudinka, and other Taimyr settlements. Most are in Potapovo.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Forest and Tundra Enets [enh] barely mutually intelligible. Transitional between Nenets [yrk] and Nganasan [nio]. Formerly officially considered part of Nenets.

Language Use

Few domains. Mainly older adults. Neutral attitudes. All bilingual or trilingual.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools in Potapovo. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Cyrillic script.