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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PDF version for the language Nganasan
PDF Version

Nganasan

Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Russian Federation




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
1,063


Usage By Country
Southwestern and central parts of the Taymyr Peninsula. 3 main villages of Nganasans are Ust-Avam, Volochanka and Novaya. Some of Nganasans live in the cities of Taymyr.

Background

Nganasan language is a language of the Nganasan people. The Nganasan language belongs to the northern Samoyedic group of the Uralic language family.

There are two main dialects in the Nganasan language:

  • the Avam dialect
  • Vadeyev dialect  

The difference between the dialects is not very significant.



Received 10/13/2009
Posted 10/22/2009
Checked 10/22/2009