Native toRussia
Extinctearly 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3rts

Yurats (Yurak) was a Samoyedic language spoken in the Siberian tundra west of the Yenisei River. It became extinct in the early 19th century. Yurats was probably either a transitional variety connecting the Nenets and Enets languages of the Samoyedic family, or an archaic dialect of Enets.[1] The reason we are not sure about its status is the scarcity of information about the Yurats language.[2]


  1. ^ Janhunen, Juha (1977). Samojedischer Wortschatz. Castreanumin toimitteita. 17. Helsinki. p. 8. ISBN 951-45-1161-1. ISSN 0355-0141. |
  2. ^ "Materials on Forest Enets, an Indigenous Language of Northern Siberia" (PDF). 2013: 35 – via Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)