L1 users: 1,350 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 12,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 1,390.
Khabarovskiy Kray: extreme far east, confluence of Amur and Ussuri rivers, scattered in Ussuri valley, Sikhote-Alin, centered in Amur valley below.
Sunggari, Torgon, Kuro-Urmi, Ussuri, Akani, Birar, Kila, Samagir. Quite distinct dialects.
Severely endangered. Mainly older adults. Mixed attitudes, from negative to mildly positive. Motivated to use Russian [rus]. Those under 40 consider Nanai unhelpful in life. Older generation pessimistic about possibility of preservation. Some also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], especially elderly. Also use Russian [rus].
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].