Ingrian

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Ingermanlandian, Inkeroisen, Izhor, Izhorian
Population

120 (2010 census). L1 speakers should not be confused with Ingrian Finns, who speak Finnish [fin]. Ethnic population: 820 (1989 census).

Location

Baltic; Leningradskaya Oblast’ and Sankt-Peterburg; Kingisepp and Lomonosov areas.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Khava, Lower Luzh, Oredezh (Upper Luzh), Soykin. Reportedly similar to Karelian [krl]. Oredezh dialect is extinct.

Language Use

Heavily influenced by Finnish [fin] and Russian [rus] (Salminen 2007). Few domains. Adults only. Neutral attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.