Even (эвэды торэн)

Even belongs to the Siberian (or Evonkian) group of the Northern branch of the Manchu-Tungus languages. It is spoken by about 7,000 speakers in Siberia, specifically in the Magadan region, the Chukot and the Koryak autonomous areas, in some districts of the Khabarovsk territory and in the Republic of Yakutia (Sakha) in the North East of the Russian Federation.

Even alphabet

Even alphabet

The letters in blue are only used in Russian names and loanwords

Information on pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in Even

Бэйил бөкэтчур өмэн хилкич нян урумкэр балдаритно, темн ноӈардук эгдьэн ӈи-да ачча. Бэйил бөкэтчур мэн долан акагчимур биннэтын.

Transliteration

Bėjil bökėtčur ömėn ĥilkič njan urumkėr baldaritno, temn noṅarduk ėgd'ėn ṅi-da ačča. Bėjil bökėtčur mėn dolan akagčimur binnėtyn.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Links

Information about the Even language
http://www.tooyoo.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/Russia/bibl/Even.html
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=eve
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Even_language

Tungusic / Manchu-Tungus languages

Even, Evenki, Jurchen, Manchu, Nanai, Oroch, Orok / Uilta, Ulch, Xibe

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet