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Alaskan Russian
(2,221 words)

Alaskan Russian is a remnant variety of Russian that developed in Alaska in the 18th–19th centuries. Modern Alaskan Russian, still spoken in Alaska by a small number of elderly individuals in the village of Ninilchik, is a unique blend of the Russian base and various external influences. In addition to early Aleut, Eskimo and Athabaskan influences that appeared during the original colonial stage, there is a…

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Kibrik, Andrej Aleksandrovič and Bergelson, Mira, “Alaskan Russian”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032541>
First published online: 2020

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