21,900 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 44,600 (2010 census).
Nenetskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Yamalo-Nenetskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, and Khanty-Mansiyskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug; also in Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Komi, and Arkhangel’skaya Oblast’; northwest Siberia, north Dvina river mouth tundra area to Yenisei river delta, scattered in Kola peninsula;.
Forest Yurak, Tundra Yurak.
In Siberia most young people are still fluent in the language. On the European side, very few children learn it; young people tend to prefer Russian [rus] and most speakers are middle-aged or older (Salminen 2007). A few to half of children speak Nenets. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Used as L2 by Komi-Zyrian [kpv].
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].
Mainly nomadic. Christian, traditional religion.