• Language: Nanai
  • Alternate names: Gold, Nanaj, Hezhen, Goldi, Hezhe, Heche, Sushen, Juchen, Goldisch, nānai, Akani, Birar, Kile, Samagir, Goldische, Nanay, 赫哲語, 那乃語, 赫真語, Нанай, Нанайэ, Nanaj, Nanaje, нанайский языкж
  • Language code: gld
  • Language family: Tungusic, Central Tungusic, Central-Western Tungusic
  • Number of speakers: ~180
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

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    Traditional religion.

    The Nanai language belongs to the southern group of the Manchu-Tungus languages. The closest related languages are Ulchi and Orochi. Two dialects exist, Upper-Amur and Lower-Amur, and they are distinctly unlike each other. (The Red Book of the Peoples of The Russian Empire)