• Language: Tofa
  • Alternate names: Karagas, Tofalar, тофаларский язык, Tofaca, Tofa Türkçesi, Тоъфа дыл, Tòfa dıl,
  • Language code: kim
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Central Siberian Turkic, South Siberian Turkic, Sayan
  • Dialects: Dukhan, Soyot, Tuha.
  • Number of speakers: ~40
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

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    The surviving Kamas language belongs to the Uighur-Tüküi group of the Turkic languages, related to Khakass and, in particular, to its Kyzyl dialect. Characteristically, there is a strong Samoyedic substratum. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire)