Komi-Zyrian

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Komi
Population

156,000 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 293,000.

Location

Komi Republic, near the Arctic Ocean. South of Yurak [yrk], west of Vogul (Mansi) [mns] language areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of national identity (1993, Constitution, Article 68(2)).

Dialects

Yazva. Lexical similarity: 80% with Komi-Permyak [koi] and Udmurt [udm].

Language Use

Komi used in Institute for Language and Literature of the Komi branch of the Academy of Science. Many children learn the language but many stop using it later in life (2007). Also use Nenets [yrk] or Russian [rus].

Language Development
Bible: 1990.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.