Yukaghir languages

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Geographical distribution of Yukaghir, Finnic, Ugric and Samoyedic languages
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Geographical distribution of Yukaghir, Finnic, Ugric and Samoyedic languages

The Yukaghir languages are a family of related languages spoken in Russia by the Yukaghir, a Siberian people, living in the basin of the Kolyma River.

The only two extant members are:

  • Northern Yukaghir (also known as Jukagir, Odul, Tundra, Tundre, Yukagir)
  • Southern Yukaghir (also known as Jukagir, Kolym, Kolyma, Odul, Southern Yukagir, Yukagir)

The relationship with other language families is mostly unknown, although it has been suggested that it is related to the Uralic languages. The entire family is regarded as endangered.

See also: Paleosiberian languages.es:Lenguas yukaghir pl:Język jukagirski fi:Jukagiiriset kielet

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