Amur Nivkh


  • Language: Amur Nivkh
  • Alternate names: Nivx, Gilyak, амурский нивхский язык, Nivukhi, Ghilyak, Ghiliak, Gelyak, Giriyaaku, Нивхгу диф, Ньиғвӈгун, гиляцкий язык
  • Language code: 1ot
  • Language family: Nivkh (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <500
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

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    Nivkh is often regarded as an isolate, but, like Ainu, it may also be viewed as a small family, comprising two closely related, but mutually unintelligible, languages; attempts to demonstrate the existence of a genetic connection between Nivkh and other families have not given generally accepted results.