The Yukaghir, or Yukagirs (Юкагиры in Russian; self-designation: одул (odul), деткиль (detkil')) are a people in East Siberia, living in the basin of the Kolyma River. According to the 1970census, their total number was 600 people.
Geographical distribution of Yukaghir, Finnic, Ugric and Samoyedic languages The Yukaghirlanguages are a family of related languages spoken in Russia by the Yukaghir, a Siberian people, living in the basin of the Kolyma River.
Yukaghir legends and folklore tell of this simultaneous invasion of the Russians and the Sakha, beginning an age of decline and ethnocide for the Yukaghir.
The two last principal groups of Yukaghir are centred in the Kolyma region, in the north-east of Yakutia: in the Upper Kolyma, the descendendents of different clans of the taiga, hunters and fishers are clustered in the village of Nelemnoe, situated on the Yasachnaya River and at Zyryanka.
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