On the languages of the Russia small-numbered indigenous peoples

Arefiev A.L.

Center of Sociological Studies, Ministry of Education of Russia, Moscow, Russia alexander.arefiev@gmail.com

ID of the Article: 5616

For citation:

Arefiev A.L. On the languages of the Russia small-numbered indigenous peoples. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 8. P. 75-84


The article describes the situation with use the languages of indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia and Far East in the Russian education system. There is a trend to reduce the number of owning their ethnic languages and studying it at school as a subject, as well as a decrease in the number of educational institutions where these languages are taught. The situation is catastrophic. Author proposes a system of urgent measures to support learning ethnic languages.

indigenous small peoples; ethnic languages; learning; subject; options; institutions
Content No 8, 2015