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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PDF version for the language Nenets
PDF Version

Nenets

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




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
27,273


Usage By Country
Northern Russia including Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Komi Republic and the eastern parts of Murmansk Oblast on the Kola peninsula.

Background

Nenets belongs to the Samoyedic languages which form the Uralic language family with the Finno-Ugric languages. 

There are two major dialects

  • Tundra Nenets
  • Forest Nenets  

There is a low mutual intelligibility between the two. Tundra Nenets has the larger group of speakers.



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