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  1. The Nenets language is on the Samoyedic branch of the Uralic language family, with two major dialects, Forest Nenets and Tundra Nenets. Ethnologue says that in Siberia, most young people are still fluent in Nenets, whereas in European Russia, they tend to speak Russian. Overall, the majority of native speakers are from older generations.

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  2. Jun 11, 2021 · Category:Nenets people. English: The Nenets are an indigenous people in Russia. According to the latest census in 2002, there are 41,302 Nenets in the Russian Federation, most of them living in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Nenets Autonomous Okrug. They speak either the Tundra or Forest varieties of Nenets.

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  4. Nenets Autonomous District ( Russian: Не́нецкий автоно́мный о́круг; Nenets: Ненёцие автономной ӈокрук, Nenjocije awtonomnoj ŋokruk) is a federal subject of Russia and part of Arkhangelsk Oblast (an autonomous okrug of Arkhangelsk Oblast ). Its administrative center is the town of Naryan-Mar.

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  5. › Indigenous-people › NenetsThe Nenets - Barentsinfo

    The Nenets are most numerous (41 000 according to census of 2002) indigenous people in Russian. In the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as well in other regions, the Nenets form a minority (about 14-15 % in the Nenets Okrug). Majority of the Nenets live in rural areas, and there are a few villages where they are in majority.

  6. The Reindeer Herder festival: This is the Nenets biggest celebration. It occurs in Salekhard on the frozen river Ob by Salekhard, usually on the last weekend in March. Hundreds of Nenets travel from the surrounding taiga forest and tundra, in order to compete in reindeer sledge races and traditional activities such as reindeer lassoing.

  7. The Nenets are an indigenous people living in the Extreme North of the Russian Federation. They speak a language totally unrelated to Russian, practise an animistic religion, have Asian facial features and are traditionally nomadic reindeer herders. Today the population is divided between nomads, who live much as their ancestors did hundreds of ...

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