|Extinct||1989, with the death of Klavdiya Plotnikova|
Kamassian is an extinct Samoyedic language, included by convention in the Southern group together with Mator and Selkup (although this does not constitute an actual subfamily). It had two dialects, Kamassian (also known as Kamas) and Koibal. The last native speaker of the Kamassian dialect, Klavdiya Plotnikova, died in 1989. Kamassian was spoken in Russia, east of the Ural mountains, by Kamasins.
- Britannica, 1984 Edition, Vol. 18, p. 1025
- Wixman, Ronald. The Peoples of the USSR. p. 109
- Kamassian-English glossary
- Kamassian-Russian dictionary (~300 words)
- M. Alexander Castrén's extensive book on the Samoyed grammar, including Kamassian (in German)
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