Dolgan language

Дулҕан Dulğan, Һака Haka
Native to Russia
Region Krasnoyarsk Krai
Ethnicity Dolgans
Native speakers
1,100 (2010 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dlg
Glottolog dolg1241[2]

Sakha (blue) and Dolgan (green)

The Dolgan language is a Turkic language with around 1,000 speakers, spoken in the Taymyr Peninsula in Russia. Its speakers are known as the Dolgans.


Dolgan is a member of the Northern Turkic family of languages, within which its closest relative is Sakha (Yakut). Like Finnish, Hungarian, and Turkish, Dolgan has vowel harmony, is agglutinative, and has no grammatical gender. Word order is usually subject–object–verb.



Uskuolaga üörenebin
Hakalī kepsetebin
Tuogunan hir barıta habıllınna?


Oskuolaga üörenebin
Saxalī kepsetebin
Tugunan sir bar(ı)ta sabılınna?

Literal English translation:

(I am) studying at school
(I) speak Yakut (Dolgan)
What covered the ground?

See also

Further reading


  1. Dolgan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dolgan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Dolgan language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator

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