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Extinct: no
Family: Uralic
Branch: Ugric
Continent: Asia
Country: Russia
Region: Western Siberia between Komi-Zyrian and west of the Urals, between Urals and Ob River.
Countries Where Spoken: 3,184 mother tongue speakers out of an ethnic population of 8,500 (1990 census). Northern Mansi has 3,000 speakers out of 7,000, Eastern Mansi has 100 speakers out of 1,000 population.
Countries Where Official: Russia
Native Speakers: 3,184
Speakers Total: 3,184
Phrasebase members who speak Vogul at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Vogul at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Vogul: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Vogul: 0
Three Letter Code: MNS
Summary: Intelligibility between geographically distant dialects is difficult. May be 4 languages. Closest to Hungarian. Russian is used in education. Eastern Mansi is used only by the older generation. Southern Mansi has been extinct since about 1950. Western Mansi is nearly extinct or extinct. Hunters, fishermen, cattle raisers. Traditional religion. Bible portions 1868-1882.

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