90 (2010 census). Less than 40 fluent speakers, same number of passive speakers (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 840 (2002 census).
Siberia, Irkutsk Province, Nizhneudinsk district, Alygdzher, Nerkha, and Verkhnyaya Gutara villages.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Seriously endangered (2000 A. Kibrik). Home. Older adults. Neutral attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].