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Khanty (Ханты)

Khanty is a member of the Ob Ugric branch of the Uralic language family and is spoken by about 13,000 people in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, and also in the Alexandrovsky and Kargosoksky Districts of Tomsk Oblast in Russia. Khanty is also known as Xanty or Ostyak.

Khanty was written with a version of the Latin alphabet from 1930 to 1937, when the Cyrillic alphabet was adopted. Literary works have been published in three Khanty dialects: Kazym, Shuryshkar, and middle-Ob. The main dialect used for in newspapers, TV and radio is the Kazym dialect.

Khanty alphabet and pronunciation

Khanty alphabet and pronunciation

Information about Khanty pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in Khanty

-Монсев олаӈ ятал-
Кеваӈ мув суӈатна
Унтаӈ мув суӈатна
Вутаӈ сяарсат шанш пеԓкатна.
Му шомайн ԓойты
Восты турмев ям иԓпина
Муваӈ ху муваԓна
Куртаӈ ху куртаԓнах
Йи ики вуԓмаԓ.
Пирась ху сякаԓ сув,
Пирась ху кавраԓ сув.
Мортаԓна карымаԓ,
Оял-ки ой таймаԓ-хԓлам пох.
Вун пох икеԓ ошаң вуԓмаԓ.
Кутпаԓ еша ошиԓыԓԓы.



Information about the Khanty language and people language.htm

Online Khanty dictionaries

Videos in Khanty

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra

Ugric languages

Hungarian, Khanty, Mansi

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet