5,660 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 19,100 (2002 census).
Scattered in Sakha Republic (half of all Evens), Magadan Province, Khabarovski District, Kamchatka peninsula, and Chukotka Autonmous Region.
Arman, Indigirka, Kamchatka, Kolyma-Omolon, Lamunkhin, Okhotsk, Ola, Sakkyryr, Tompon, Upper Kolyma. Many dialects. Arman has no remaining speakers. Ola (basis for literary Even) not accepted by dialect speakers.
Strongest in Sakha (Beryozovka, Sebyan-Kyuly) and Northern Magadan Oblast (Seymchan). Evens learn the language of ethnicities around them, and switch to that language when a non-Even is present. Few domains. Mainly older adults. Positive attitudes. All are bilingual or multilingual in Russian [rus], Yakut [sah] or Koryak [kpy] (Salminen 2007).
Many dialects divided into two main groups: Western and Eastern Even. Traditional religion, Christian.