Veps

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
“Chudy” (pej.), “Chuhari” (pej.), “Chukhari” (pej.), Vepsian
Population

3,610 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 8,240.

Location

Among Russian speakers, Saint Petersburg and Vologda Province boundary; Karelian Republic.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Central Veps, Prionezh (North Veps), Southern Veps.

Language Use

Used by few children. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Literary language based on central dialect. Taught in some primary schools, but not compulsory. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.