Nivkh
Gilyak
нивх диф, нивх туғс
Nivkh settlements 2002 map vector.svg
Settlements with Nivkh populations in the Russian Census of 2002
Pronounce [mer ɲivx dif/tuɣs] (Amur dialect);
[ɲiɣvŋ duf] (S.E. Sakhalin dialect)
Country Russia's Far East
Region Northern Sakhalin Island, along the lower Amur River and around the Amur Liman. Formerly, also in the Shantar Islands
Ethnicity 4,652 Nivkh
Speakers
198 (2010 census)
Family
Language isolate or one of the world's primary language families
Early form
Dialects
  • Nivkh (Nivx)
  • Nighvng (Niɣvŋ)
Writing
Cyrillic, Latin
AreaSakhalin Island, Nekrasovka and Nogliki villages; Rybnoe, Moskalvo, Chir-Unvd, Viakhtu, other villages; along Amur River, Aleevka village.
Language Sites
ISO 639-3 niv
Glottolog gily1242
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