Tundra Yukagir


  • Language: Tundra Yukagir
  • Alternate names: Northern Yukagir, Vadul Yukaghir, cеверноюкагирский язык, вадульский юкагирский язык, pohjoisjukagiirin kieli, Вадун аруу
  • Language code: ykg
  • Language family: Yukaghir (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <50
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

More information:

    In 19th century their territory shrank due to merging clans, military clashes, assimilation with the Even, and later, collectivization. From 1950s–1980s the state sent children to boarding school. Ethnic autonym: Odul. Christian, traditional religion.

    The genetically isolated Yukaghir language has been regarded as one of the Paleo-Asiatic languages. It has been hypothesized that the Yukaghir language is related to the Uralic languages. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire)