Karagas

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kamas, Karagass, Sayan Samoyed, Tofa, Tofalar
Population

90 (2010 census). Less than 40 fluent speakers, same number of passive speakers (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 840 (2002 census).

Location

Siberia, Irkutsk Province, Nizhneudinsk district, Alygdzher, Nerkha, and Verkhnyaya Gutara villages.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Seriously endangered (2000 A. Kibrik). Home. Older adults. Neutral attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Christian.