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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Russki
Population

137,000,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 161,727,650.

Location

Also in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 68(1)).

Dialects

North Russian, South Russian.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; 1 prefix on a word; recursive addition of suffixes allowed; nontonal

Language Use

110,000,000 L2 speakers.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1680–2011.
Writing
Braille script. Cyrillic script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Christian.

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