Veps

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A language of Russian Federation

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

1,640 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 5,940 (2010 census).

Location

Karelia republic: south of Petrozavodsk; Leningrad province; Vologda province.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Used by few children, mostly older adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Literary language based on central dialect. Taught in some primary schools, but not compulsory. Literature. Newspapers. Radio. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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