Udihe

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Kiakala, Tazy, Ude, Udegeis, Udeghe, Udehe
Population

100 (2010 census). 80 or less L1 users (Vakhtin 2001). Ethnic population: 1,660.

Location

Siberia far east; Khabarovsk District, Lazo area, Gvasiugi settlement; Nanai [gld] language area, Arsenievo settlement; Primorsky District, Pozharsky area, Krasny Yar, Olon, and Sobolinyi settlements; Ternei area, Agzu settlement; Krasnoarmeisky area, Roschino, Dalniy Kut, and Melnichnoye settlements.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Aniuy, Bikin, Iman, Khor, Khungari, Kur-Urmi, Samarga. Dialect differences not great.

Language Use

Shifting rapidly to Russian [rus] (2007). Home. Elderly only.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Cyrillic script.
Other Comments

Resettled in artificial villages in Russian-speaking [rus] region with Ukrainian and Nanai people. Children sent to boarding schools. Hezhe, in China may refer to this. Traditional religion, Christian.