L1 users: 2,030 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 4,770 (2010 census).
Mordoviya Republic, Nizhegorodskaya Oblast’, and Penzenskaya Oblast’.
None known. Very different from Erzya [myv].
The Tengushen are Erzya ethnically, but speak Moksha. Many children learn the language but usually only use it with elderly relatives (Salminen 2007). Also use Russian [rus].
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].
There are Moksha villages where people speak hardly any other language except Moksha. Christian.