• Language: Nanai
  • Alternate names: Gold, Goldi, Heche, Hezhe, Hezhen, Nanaj
  • Language code: gld
  • Language family: Tungusic, Central Tungusic, Central-Western Tungusic
  • Number of speakers: 1390
  • Vulnerability: Endangered [Read more...]
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

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    The Nanai language is spoken by the Nanai people in Siberia, and to a much smaller extent in China's Heilongjiang province, where it is known as Hezhe. The language has about 1,400 speakers out of 17,000 ethnic Nanai, but most are also fluent in Russian or Chinese, and mostly use one of those languages for communication.

    The Nanai Verb