Manchu-Tungus Languages*, Table

Manchu-Tungus Languages*, Table

Table
                              approximate 
number of speakers 
Southern (Manchu) group
    Juchen (Jurchen; China)
                                        extinct 
    Manchu (China)
                              fewer than 100
    Sibo (Xibe; China)
                                         27,000 
Central group
    Nanai (Ho-chen; Russia 7,200, China fewer than 100)
                                           7,200 
    Oroch (Russia)
                                              200 
    Orok (Russia, Japan)
                             fewer than 100 
    Udihe (Russia)
                                                500   
Northern (Tungus) group
    Evenk (Solon; China 17,000, Russia 9,000, Mongolia 2,000)
                                         31,000 
    Even (Russia)
                                           7,200 
    Negidal (Russia)
                                              200 
    Orochon (Oroqen; China)
                                           2,200 
Total Manchu-Tungus speakers
                                             68,500** 
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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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