#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Within the Children of the Arctic federal project, the methodology for studying the North small peoples’ languages is being developed and implemented on the master-and-student principle basis. As the Arctic Initiatives Center deputy director Rustam Romanenkov told at the Arctic and Antarctica Days international forum, five language pairs have been created in different regions of Russia.
“Based on their experience, we are preparing methodological materials and instructions that will make it possible to widely disseminate this experience and the principle of education, and will help a large number of those who want to remember and learn their native language at least at a conversational level”, the expert told.
According to Rustam Romanenkov, the popularization of the North small peoples languages will cover the entire Arctic. Recall that the Children of the Arctic project affects 18 languages.
The representatives of 47 indigenous peoples with a total number of more than 300 thousand people live on the territory of the Russian Arctic, Siberia and the Far East. Five ethnic groups live in Taimyr: Nenets, Nganasans, Dolgans, Evenks and Enets.
Earlier, This Is Taimyr reported that in the new season of the Children of the Arctic animated series, the characters set off to conquer the North Pole. The Fairy Taimyr collection includes 18 rare legends. One of the rarest languages of the Earth – Enets – can now be studied online, and an interactive atlas about the indigenous peoples of the North will be translated into English.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov