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The Dolgan Language, is a Turkic language with around 5,000 speakers that is spoken in the Taymyr Peninsula in the Russian Federation. Its speakers are known as the Dolgans.


Dolgan is a member of the Northern Turkic family of languages, within which its closest relative is Yakut. The Northern Turkish family is a subgroup of the Turkic languages, which most linguists believe to be member of an Altaic language family.

Like Finnish, Hungarian, and Turkish, Dolgan has vowel harmony, is agglutinative and has no grammatical gender. Word order is usually Subject Object Verb.