L1 users: 93 (2010 census). Less than 40 fluent speakers, same number of passive speakers (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 760 (2010 census).
Siberia, Irkutskaya Oblast’, Nizhneudinsk district, Alygdzher, Nerkha, and Verkhnyaya Gutara villages.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Seriously endangered (2000 A. Kibrik). Home. Older adults. Neutral attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].