• Language: Kerek
  • Alternate names: керекский язык
  • Language code: krk
  • Language family: Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Northern, Koryak-Alyutor (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <10
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

More information:

    Kerek used to be classified as a dialect of Chukchee, but it has idiosyncratic features suggesting, on the one hand, a non-Chukchee-Koryak (probably Eskimo-Aleut) substrate, and, on the other hand, transitionality towards Koryak; the superficial similarity of Kerek with Chukchee can also be due to secondary Chukchee areal influence on Kerek.