Yakut

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Sakha, Yakut-Sakha
Population

450,000 (2010 census).

Location

Sakha Republic, near Arctic Ocean, middle Lena river, Aldan and Kolyma rivers, 3,220 km.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Sakha Republic (1993, Constitution, Article 68(2)).

Dialects

Dolgan, Middlekolymskyi, Olemkinskyi, Vilyiskyi.

Language Use

L2 by some Evenki [evn], Even [eve], and Yukaghir [yux] people. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Russian used in higher education. Grammar. NT: 1858–2004.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.