Dolgan language

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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 (dark blue) and Dolgan (blue)

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.

See also

Further reading

  • Stachowski, M.: Dolganischer Wortschatz, Kraków 1993 (+ Dolganischer Wortschatz. Supplementband, Kraków 1998).
  • Stachowski, M.: Dolganische Wortbildung, Kraków 1997.


  1. Dolgan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dolgan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>