Yugh language

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Yugh
Sym Ket
D'uk
Pronunciation [ɟuk]
Native to Russia
Region Yenisei River
Ethnicity Yugh people
Extinct late 20th century[1]
Dené–Yeniseian?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yug
Glottolog yugh1239[2]
yugh1240  (additional bibliography)[3]

Yugh (Yug) is a Yeniseian language, closely related to Ket, formerly spoken by the Yugh people, one of the southern groups along the Yenisei River in central Siberia.[1] It was once regarded as a dialect of the Ket language, which was considered to be a language isolate, and was therefore called Sym Ket or Southern Ket; however, the Ket considered it to be a distinct language. By the early 1990s there were only two or three non-fluent speakers remaining, and the language was virtually extinct. In the 2010 census only one ethnic Yugh was counted.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vajda, Edward J. "The Ket and Other Yeniseian Peoples". Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yugh". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yugh (bookkeeping)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ 2010 census data

References[edit]

  • Vajda, Edward J., Yeniseian Peoples and Languages : A History of Yeniseian Studies with an Annotated Bibliography and a Source Guide, Curzon Press: 2002 ISBN 0-7007-1290-9.

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