• Language: Tuva
  • Alternate names: Diba, Kök Mungak, Soyod, Soyon, Soyot, Tannu-Tuva, Tofa, Tokha, Tuba, Tuvan, Tuvia, Tuvin, Tuvinian, Tyva, Uriankhai, Uriankhai-Monchak, Uryankhai
  • Language code: tyv
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Central Siberian Turkic, South Siberian Turkic, Sayan
  • Dialects: Altay Tuvan, Jungar Tuvan.
  • Number of speakers: 283400
  • Vulnerability: risk [Read more...]
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

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    Tuvan is a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Tuva in South-Central Siberia in Russia. The language has borrowed a great number of roots from the Mongolian language, Tibetan and the Russian language. There are small diaspora groups of Tuvan people that speak distinct dialects of Tuvan in the People's Republic of China and in Mongolia.

    The Tuva Verb