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Samoyed languages are languages of the Uralic language family which are spoken by Samoyedic peoples inhabiting northern parts of Eurasia in Russia.
Samoyed languages include:
Nenets language (31 311 speakers) with two main dialects which are often considered separate languages:
- Tundra Nenets – endangered language in the Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Regions and in the Taimyr region of Krasnoyarsk Krai
- Forest Nenets – seriously endangered language in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region
Enets language (119 speakers) – disappearing language in North Siberia’s Taimyr autonomous region at the Yenisei river, with two main dialects: Forest Enets and Tundra Enets, which are usually considered separate languages.
Nganasan language (505 speakers) – seriously endangered language in Siberia’s Taimyr peninsula.
Selkup language (1641 speakers) – seriously endangered language in Western Siberia between Ob and Yenisei rivers.
Kamassian language – extinct language (last speaker Klavdiya Plotnikova died in 1989)
Mator language – Samoyed language that became extinct at the beginning of the 19th century. Its dialects were Taigi and Karagassian.
Koibal language – Samoyed language that became extinct at the beginning of the 19th century. May have been a dialect of the Kamassian language.