Chukchis

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Chukchi Language
... The Chukchi language (also known as Chukchee, Luoravetlan, Chukot and Chukcha in its own language ԓыгъоравэтԓьэн йиԓыйиԓ ) is a Palaeosiberian language spoken by Chukchi ... Chukchi is closely related to Koryak, which is spoken by about half as many as speak Chukchi ... The Chukchi and Koryaks form a cultural unit with an economy based on reindeer herding, and both have autonomy within the Russian Federation ...
Chukchi Language - Scope
... Many Chukchis use the language as their primary means of communication both within the family and while engaged in their traditional pastoral economic activity (reindeer herding) ... behaving as a lingua franca in territories inhabited by non-Chukchis such as Koryaks and Yakuts ... Almost all Chukchis speak Russian, although some have a lesser command than others ...
Chukchi People - Relations With Russians
... Russians first began contacting the Chukchis when they reached the Kolyma river (1643) and the Anadyr River (1649) ... at Anadyrsk along the southwest of the main Chukchi area became a major trade route ... The Chukchis were generally ignored for the next 50 years because they were warlike and had few furs ...