Information from: “Aspects of the Grammar of Eastern Khanty” . Andrey Filchenko (2010) TSPU-Press
60 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Most speakers over 50 years old
"...followed by mandatory education and the rapid development of local oil and gas reserves, there are today only about 20 Vasyugan Khanty, 10 Alexandrovo, 150 Vakh and 300 Yugan Khanty speakers left on the rivers."
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"The recent survey... shows that Eastern Khanty dialects... [are] being used increasingly less as means of daily communication. There are almost no child speakers, and only the older generation preserves knowledge of the language. There are, however, members of the Khanty communities, who maintain a strong ethnic identity, and who initiate and welcome efforts aiming at preserving their cultural and linguistic heritage, and are eager to assist linguistic researchers in the area."
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"The attempts at developing teaching materials inKhanty are based mostly on the western dialects.... Efficacy of attempted mother tongue education suffered from students'and teachers' alienation from the existing teaching aids, as they are based on other dialects, which differ considerably from those spoken locally
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"Except for a small textbook in Surgut dialect, Eastern Khanty is unwritten, and there is no educational instruction in it as the native language. Standardization of the language has not occurred."
Tomsk oblast', Russia
"The Eastern Khanty (a.k.a. Ostjak) reside to the east of the Ural Range along the south-western tributaries of the Ob' river: Vasyugan and Yugan, and the eastern tributary Vakh."
Information from: “UNESCO RED BOOK ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES: NORTHEAST ASIA” . Juha Janhunen; Tapani Salminen (2000)
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
mean age of youngest speakers: unknown, but hardly less than 40 years
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SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
degree of speakers' competence: mainly rudimentary, under strong interference from Russian, the principal language of the remaining speakers; there is also some traditional bilingualism between Eastern Khanty and Central Selkup
along the western and eastern tributaries to the middle Ob, from the Vasyugan to the Pim
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing
Information from: “"Multimedia documentation of the endangered Vasyugan and Alexandrovo Khanty dialects of Tomsk region in Siberia" HRELP Abstract” . Andrey Filchenko (2007)
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available