Oroqen language

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Oroqen
Native to China
Region Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang
Native speakers
(12 fluent cited 1990)[1]
Tungusic
  • Northern
    • Evenki
      • Oroqen
Language codes
ISO 639-3 orh
Glottolog oroq1238[2]

Oroqen (also known as Orochon, Oronchon, Olunchun, Elunchun, Ulunchun) is a Northern Tungusic language spoken in the People's Republic of China. Dialects are Gankui and Heilongjiang. Gankui is the standard dialect.[3] It is spoken by the Oroqen people of Inner Mongolia (predominantly the Oroqin Autonomous Banner) and Heilongjiang in Northeast China.

Currently, the Oroqen language is still unwritten. However, the majority of the Oroqen are capable of reading and writing Chinese and some can also speak the Daur language.

Geographic distribution[edit]

Oroqen is spoken in the following counties of China (Ethnologue).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oroqen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Oroqen". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005, Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas Summer Institute of Linguistics.

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