Enets, Tundra

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Madu, Somatu, Yenisei Samoyedic
Population

40 (2010 census). Includes Forest Enets [enf]. Ethnic population: 230 (2010 census). Includes Forest Enets [enf].

Location

Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Vorontsovo and Karepovsk settlements; some nomads near Tukhard.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Tundra and Forest Enets [enf] barely mutually intelligible. Transitional between Nenets [yrk] and Nganasan [nio]. Formerly officially considered part of Nenets.

Language Use

Under 10% of ethnic group speaks Enets. Few domains. Mainly older adults. Neutral attitudes. Also use Nganasan [nio], Russian [rus].

Language Development
Grammar.