Evenk language


Evenk language
also called  Evenki , also spelled  Evenky , formerly  Tungus 

      one of the largest members of the Manchu-Tungus language family (a subfamily of the Altaic languages). The language, which has more than 20 dialects, is spoken in China, Mongolia, and Russia. A literary form of the language, using the Latin alphabet, was created in the late 1920s, but that system was replaced by Cyrillic in the 1930s.

      Evenk has most features typical of Tungus languages. Clauses have the basic constituent order subject–object–verb. The language also is characterized by a complex system of case suffixes (including accusative, indefinite accusative, dative, locative, ablative, and elative). Nouns are unmarked for number when preceded by a numeral. A phonemic contrast exists between short and long vowels, and words have simple syllable structure.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Evenk — ▪ district, Russia also called  Evenki, Evenki  also spelled  Evenky,        former autonomous okrug (district), Krasnoyarsk kray (territory) in north central Russia, on the Central Siberian Plateau. In 2007 it merged with …   Universalium

  • Evenk — (Tungus)    The term shaman derives from the Tungus language group, the largest of the northern group of the Manchu Tungus languages, and the nomadic reindeer herding Evenk (formerly known as the Tungus) comprise the largest indigenous Siberian… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Evenks — Infobox Ethnic group group = Evenks population = approx. 67,000Fact|date=January 2007 regions = Russia, China, Mongolia languages = Russian, Evenk religions = Animism, Russian Orthodoxy, Tibetan Buddhism related = Evens, Oroqen, Oroch, other… …   Wikipedia

  • Manchu-Tungus languages — or Tungusic languages Family of about 10 Altaic languages spoken by fewer than 55,000 people in Siberia, Mongolia, and northern China. All the languages have been losing ground for centuries as their speakers switch to the languages of… …   Universalium

  • List of China-related topics 123-L — The following is a breakdown of the list of China related topics.See also: List of China related topics M Z NOTOC 0 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L0 9.cn .hk .mo .tw 123 Democratic Alliance 1421 theory 14K Triad 2008 Summer Olympics 2008 Summer… …   Wikipedia

  • Negidals — History of the Priamurye region (incl. also Heilongjiang, Amur Oblast and south. part of Khabarovsk Krai) Sushen Mohe • Shiwei Balhae Khitan Liao Dynasty • Daurs Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) • Nivkh Easter …   Wikipedia

  • Evens —    Ethnic group. The Evens or Eveny, an indigenous people of the north, were formerly known as Lamuts (Even: “Sea People”). They number fewer than 20,000, and are found mostly in Magadan and Kamchatka. Evens are ethnically and culturally related… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Demid Pyanda — Siberian river routes Demid Sofonovich Pyanda (Демид Софонович Пянда) or, according to some sources, Panteley Demidovich Pyanda (Пантелей Демидович Пянда),[1] also spelled Penda (Пен …   Wikipedia

  • arctic — arctically, adv. /ahrk tik/ or, esp. for 7, /ahr tik/, adj. 1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region. 2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind. 3. characteristic of the… …   Universalium

  • Introduction —    There are shamans who may be able to heal, and others who may be successful at controlling game animals. Some shamans alter consciousness or use trance, others shape shift and journey to other worlds. Some mediate between their communities and …   Historical dictionary of shamanism


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.