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Identifier:G961K1997
Title The Indigenous Languages of the North: A Report on Their Present State
Description:This chapter describes the condition and status of northern minority languages, including Greenlandic Inuit of Greenland (Denmark); in Canada the Inuit language of Labrador, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories, the Athabaskan (Dene) languages in or partly in the Northwest and Yukon Territories; in the United States, all languages in or partly in Alaska (Eskimo-Aleut, Athabaskan, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshianic); in Russia the languages of those groups defined as the so-called 26 Ma/ye Narody Severa (Small Northern Peoples, but here defined as about 40 still living languages): Eskimo-Aleut, Chukchi-Koryak, Itel'men, Nivkh, Yukagir, Ketic, Tungusic, the Samoyedic and Ob'-Ugric branches of Uralic, but of Finno-Permian only Saami, including Saami in northern Europe (Finland, Sweden, Norway).
An appendix includes population and speaker statistics, as well as evaluation of endangerment status. These statistics can also be found at http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/languages/stats/stats1997/
Comments The Archive also holds the volume from which this article was taken, shelved as G961K1997 BOOK.
Citation Northern Minority Languages: Problems of Survival, ed. by H. Shoji & J. Janhunen, 1-34. (Senri Ethological Studies 44). Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology. (1997)
Contributors Krauss, Michael E. (author)
Date1997
Type Text
Format
Subject Language(s) Ahtna
Alutiiq (Sugpiaq)
Athabaskan
Babine-Wits'uwit'en
Beaver
Carrier
Chilcotin
Chipewyan
Chukchi
Deg Xinag
Dena'ina
Dogrib
Eyak
Greenlandic
Gwich'in
Haida
Han
Hare
Holikachuk
Inuit
Inuit-Yupik
Inupiaq
Kamchadal
Kaska
Koyukon
Naukanski Yupik
Saami, Alaskan
Sekani
Siberian Yupik
Sirenikski
Slave
Tagish
Tahltan
Tanacross
Tanana (Lower)
Tlingit
Tsimshian
Tutchone, Northern
Tutchone, Southern
Unangan
Upper Kuskokwim
Upper Tanana
Yeniseian
Yukaghir
LingType policy
Collection Status
Files: krauss-1997-indigenous_north.pdf


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