Experts have developed a model for filling an electronic dictionary-glossary for the languages of 19 indigenous nations.
“Russia is approaching the Decade of Languages with a lot of experience and opportunities. In our country, relations have developed between indigenous peoples and state structures, in which the opinion of the indigenous groups has a decisive influence on the preservation of languages”, TASS quotes the words of Inessa Tomskaya, deputy chairman of the Council of Indigenous Communities of the Indigenous Peoples.
According to the latest all-Russian census of the population in 2010, the number of indigenous peoples living in the Russian Arctic is 102 thousand. According to the same census, 10 132 indigenous people live in Taimyr. About 5.4 thousand of them are Dolgans, almost 3.5 thousand are Nenets, 747 are Nganasans, 266 are Evenki and 204 are Enets. There are also Kets (about 20 people) and Selkups (about ten).
As we wrote earlier, for more than 30 years, the newspaper Taimyr has published a page in the languages of five indigenous ethnic groups of our peninsula – Dolgans, Nenets, Nganasans, Evenks and Enets.