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Endangered Languages of Indigenous Peoples of Siberia


Language: Multilingual

It is common knowledge that about 90 per cent of about 6,000 languages existing in the world are expected to be replaced by dominant languages by the end of the twenty-first century. Siberia is one of the regions with the majority of indigenous population is presently not marked by the language diversity any more, though generally, they spoke various unique languages formerly. At least some 30 languages in the region of Siberia can be seen as endangered.

The spoken languages in the six videos of this DVD are Eskimo, Nganasan, Nivchi, Schor, Tchelkan and Tchuk.

This DVD contains main materials from the "Round table the Endangered Languages of Indigenous Peoples of Siberia", which was conducted on October 2005 by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the support of the UNESCO Moscow office.

This material cannot be posted online in full. It is available for consultation in our Reading Room or, when indicated, via Video on Demand (VOD)


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Place/region: Russian Federation, Asia, Eastern Europe
Type: Documentary
Extract: 5 min. Total length:
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Publisher: Russian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO Moscow
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Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 187439
Rights: Russian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology
 



Original: DVD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0491
File No: SYNAV-2005-10-28-FUMOS.ISO
Rights holder: UNESCO; Russian Academy of Sciences