Even language


Even language

language
name=Even
nativename=эвэды торэн (eved'i toren)
states=Russia
region=Russian Far East
speakers=7,168
familycolor=Altaic
fam1=Altaic [Gordon, 2005 ( [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90009 Altaic] )] (controversial)
fam2=Tungusic
fam3=Northern
iso1=–
iso2=eve
iso3=eve

The Even language (also known as Lamut, Ewen, Eben, Orich, Ilqan) is a Tungusic language spoken by the Evens in Siberia. It is widely scattered over the entire Okhotsk Arctic coast. It is an endangered language, having 7,168 speakers (Russian census, 2002). Dialects are Arman, Indigirka, Kamchatka, Kolyma-Omolon, Okhotsk, Ola, Tompon, Upper Kolyma, akkyryr, Lamunkhin. [Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World". 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.]

Orthography

References

External links

* [http://lingsib.iea.ras.ru/en/languages/even.shtml Endangered Languages of Siberia - The Even Language]
* [http://pge.rastko.net/dirs/pge/pge05/100171/e100171.html Universal Declaration of Human Rights] in Even language
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=eve Ethnologue: Even]


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