Nenets, Khanty and Selkup: The Nenets, Khanty and Selkup language in education in the Yamal Region in Russia

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Nenets, Khanty, and Selkup are the native languages of the
indigenous population in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous
okrug (district, hereafter referred to as the YNAO). The district
is situated in Western Siberia, on the eastern side of the
Ural Mountains in the Russian Federation. The YNAO was
established by a decision of the highest executive board in the
Soviet Union Government on the 10th of December 1930. In
1977, the district’s legal status was changed to autonomous
and after the collapse of the Soviet Union the YNAO became
a subject of the Russian Federation. The Nenets are officially
recognised as the main ethnic group in the YNAO. Next to the
Nenets, the Khanty and Selkups are also officially recognised as
the indigenous inhabitants of the district under the 1998 Ustav
YNAO (Osnovnoi zakon) Yamalo-Nenetskogo avtonomnogo
okruga (Charter of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMercator european research centre
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoEC publication typeD5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary

Publication series

SeriesRegional dossiers series