Ket

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Imbatski-Ket, Yenisei Ostyak, Yenisey Ostiak
Population

210 (2010 census). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,490.

Location

Upper Yenisei valley, Krasnoyarski District, Turukhansk, and Baikitsk regions; Sulomai, Bakhta, Verkhneimbatsk, Kellog, Kangatovo, Surgutikha, Vereshchagino, Baklanikha, Farkovo, Goroshikha, and Maduyka villages; eastern Siberia, east of Khanti [kca] and Mansi [mns] language areas.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Seriously endangered to moribund (2000 A. Kibrik). No other extant related languages: Arin, Assan, and Kott peoples became extinct 19th century. Home. Middle-aged or older; very few child speakers (2007). Negative to mildly positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Taught in 5 schools. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Traditional way of life has changed. Traditional religion.