Manchu-Tungus Languages*, Table

Manchu-Tungus Languages*, Table

number of speakers 
Southern (Manchu) group
    Juchen (Jurchen; China)
    Manchu (China)
                              fewer than 100
    Sibo (Xibe; China)
Central group
    Nanai (Ho-chen; Russia 7,200, China fewer than 100)
    Oroch (Russia)
    Orok (Russia, Japan)
                             fewer than 100 
    Udihe (Russia)
Northern (Tungus) group
    Evenk (Solon; China 17,000, Russia 9,000, Mongolia 2,000)
    Even (Russia)
    Negidal (Russia)
    Orochon (Oroqen; China)
Total Manchu-Tungus speakers
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*An alternate name or spelling and the geographic location of the language area are given in parentheses. Where available, the figures for languages spoken in Russia are taken from the Russian census of 1989 (rounded). Most other figures are per B.E. Grimes (ed.), Ethnologue (1992).   1Ethnic group is much larger.   **Figures do not add up because of rounding.

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