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Yakut language information


Yakut
Sakha
Саха тыла, saxa tıla
Pronunciation[saχa tɯla]
Native toRussia
RegionYakutia, Magadan Oblast, Amur Oblast, Krasnoyarsk Krai (Evenkiysky District)
EthnicityYakuts
Native speakers
c. 480,000[1]
Language family
Turkic
  • Common Turkic
    • Siberian Turkic
      • Northern Siberian
        • Yakut
Writing system
Cyrillic (formerly Latin and Cyrillic-based)
Official status
Official language in
Yakut language Russia
  • Yakut language Yakutia
Language codes
ISO 639-2sah
ISO 639-3sah
Glottologyaku1245
ELPYakut
  Sakha language
  Dolgan language
Yakut is classified as Vulnerable by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
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Yakut /jəˈkt/ yə-KOOT,[2] also known as Yakutian, Sakha, Saqa or Saxa (Yakut: саха тыла), is a Turkic language belonging to Siberian Turkic branch and spoken by around 450,000 native speakers, primarily the ethnic Yakuts and one of the official languages of Sakha (Yakutia), a federal republic in the Russian Federation.

The Yakut language differs from all other Turkic languages in the presence of a layer of vocabulary of unclear origin (possibly Paleo-Siberian). There is also a large number of words of Mongolian origin related to ancient borrowings, as well as numerous recent borrowings from Russian. Like other Turkic languages and their ancestor Proto-Turkic, Yakut is an agglutinative language and features vowel harmony.

  1. ^ "Sakha language". Britannica.
  2. ^ "Yakut". Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary.

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