Yugh people

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Yugh people (pronounced [ɟuk]; often written Yug) were a Yeniseian people, an indigenous group who originally lived throughout central Siberia. The Yugh people lived along the Yenisei River from Yeniseisk to the mouth of the Dupches River.[1]

Recent history[edit]

Previously the Yughs were considered part of the northern group of Ket people, but in the 1960s the Yugh were distinguished from the Ket, having their own distinct, although related, Yugh language and customs. By the late 1980s the Yugh people, along with their language, had disappeared as a separate ethnic group. By the early 1990s the Yugh language was considered extinct, as only two or three non-fluent Yugh language speakers remained. The Yugh people, along with their relatives the Ket and other extinct branches are referred to as Yeniseians by linguists and ethnographers.[2]

In 1991 the ethnic population consisted of 10 to 15 individuals in the Turukhan region of the Krasnoyarsk Krai at the Vorogovo settlement.[1]

The 2002 Census recorded 19 ethnic Yugh in all of Russia.[citation needed] In the 2010 census, only one ethnic Yugh was counted.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Yugh". Ethnologue.com. Retrieved 2006-10-27.
  2. ^ Vajda, Edward J. "The Ket and Other Yeniseian Peoples". Retrieved 2006-10-27.
  3. ^ 2010 Russian census data


  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition SIL International, Dallas, Tex.: 2005 ISBN 1-55671-159-X.
  • 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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