47 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 50. Ethnic population: 350.
Sakhalin Province, Poronajsk district, Poronajsk town, Gastello and Vakhrushev settlements; Nogliki district, Val village, Nogliki settlement. Also in Japan.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Poronaisk (Southern Orok), Val-Nogliki (Nogliki-Val, Northern Orok). Significant dialect differences. Formerly officially considered part of Nanai [gld].
Seriously endangered (2000 A. Kibrik). Home. Older adults high proficiency, middle generation partial proficiency, children/adolescents no ability in Orok. Youngest fluent speakers over 50.
Scattered. Relinquished traditional way of life. Different from Oroch [oac]. Prevalent intermarriage with Russians, Nivkh, Nanai, Evenksi, Negidal, and Korean people.