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Encyclopedia > Tyvan language
Tuvan (Тыва дыл)
Spoken in: Russia
Region: Tuva
Total speakers: 200,000
Ranking: not in top 100
Genetic classification: Altaic (disputed)
 Turkic
  Northern
   Tuvan
Official status
Official language of: ---
Regulated by: ---
Language codes
ISO 639-1
ISO 639-2 tyv
SIL TUN
See also: LanguageList of languages

The Tuvan language (Tuvan: Тыва дыл (Tyva dyl)), also known as Tuvinian language, is one of the Turkic languages. It is spoken by around 200,000 people in the Republic of Tuva in south-central Siberia. The language borrows a great number of roots from the Mongolian language and a few words from the Russian language. The Tuva Republic (Tuvan: Тыва Республика; Russian: ) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... This is a list of languages ordered by number of first-language speakers, with some data for second-language use. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families (families hereforth). ... Altaic is a language family which includes 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and Far East. ... The Turkic languages are a group of related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. ... ISO 639 is one of several international standards that lists short codes for language names. ... SIL International is a non-profit, Christian, scientific organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development. ... This list of languages is alphabetical by English name. ... The Turkic languages are a group of related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. ... The Tuva Republic (Tuvan: Тыва Республика; Russian: ) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... Mongolian (Монгол), is the best-known member of the Mongolian language family, and the primary language of most of the residents of Mongolia. ... Russian (русский язык   listen?) is the most widely spoken language of Europe and the most widespread of the Slavic languages. ...


It is written with a modified version of the Russian alphabet, with three additional letters: Ңң (latin "ng" or "ŋ"), Өө (latin "ö"), Үү (latin "ü"). The sequence of the alphabet follows Russian exactly, with Ң located after Н, Ө after О, and Ү after У. The modern Russian alphabet is a variant of the Cyrillic alphabet (Кириллица). It was introduced into Kievan Rus (Киевская Русь) at the time of its conversion to Christianity (988), or, if certain archaelogical finds are correctly dated, at a slightly earlier date. ...

  • ethnologue report for Tuvan language

Example of language could be found here: Enesay.com - Tuvinian literature and mythology


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Joan Chevalier, Brandeis University (510 words)
And the majority of the Tyvan population identify themselves as native speakers of Tyvan (64% in 1989) (Martan-ool 2000: 486), a Turkic language forming part of the Altai-Sayan group of Turkic languages.
According to this model the central criterion of language vitality is the rate of intergenerational transmission of the home-based language.
Preliminary results indicate that although Tyvan is widely used among urban Tyvans, assimilation has occurred (and is continuing) among significant percent of urban youth born and raised in Kyzyl.
Tuvan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
Tuvan (Tuvan: Тыва дыл Tyva dyl), also known as Tuvinian, Tyvan, or Tuvin, is one of the Turkic languages.
The language borrows a great number of roots from the Mongolian language and more recently from the Russian language.
There are small diaspora groups of Tuvans that speak distinct dialects of Tuvan in the People's Republic of China and in Mongolia.
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