Typology of Negation in Ob-Ugric
and Samoyedic Languages (NOS)


The Nenets mainly live in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Yamalo‑Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Khanty‑Mansi Autonomous Okrug and in the Krasnojarsk Region (Taimyr-peninsula). According to the 2002 census, there are 41,302 Nenets living in Russia, with 27,273 of them speaking Nenets.

Nenets dialects (Source: Н.М.Терещенко Ненеэцкий язык in Уральские языки, Moscow 1993)

Annotated Texts

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Tundra Nenets:

tesjada nisjami: html pdf
tet weli teta: html pdf

Forest Nenets:

shicha ne ngashki: html pdf

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