Taz language

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Taz
Native toRussia
RegionRussian Far East
Ethnicity274 Taz in Russia (2010 census)
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3

The Taz language (Russian: Тазкий язы́к or Tazkiy yazik) is a Sino-Tibetan language (according to some designations - a dialect)[1] spoken by the Taz people, an ethnic group of mixed Sino-Manchu-Nanai-Udege origin living mainly in the Russian Far East[2].

The language is based primarily on the Northeastern dialect of Mandarin Chinese with some influences from local Tungusic languages such as Nanai and Udege.[2]

The 2010 Russian Census counted 274 Taz people living in Russia;[3] however, the overwhelming majority of fluent speakers of Taz are elderly and Russian tends to be the primary language of the group in contemporary times.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Тазы | Etnic.ru". etnic.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. ^ a b "Тазы". www.raipon.info (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  4. ^ "МЕДИАПРОЕКТ «ЗАПОВЕДНИК»". МЕДИАПРОЕКТ «ЗАПОВЕДНИК» (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-10-12.