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Tungusic languages

Together with the Turk and Mongol language families, these languages form the third main branch of the Altaic family of languages.

The Tungusic languages are divided into a northern and a southern group. The northern group comprises:

  • Tungus (Even) of central Siberia and
  • Lamut (Evenki) of eastern Siberia
The southern group comprises: Tungusic language with a literature and a written history.
  • the Amur dialects, including Nanai, Goldi, Oroch, etc.



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