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Soyot (сойыт тыл)

Soyot is a Turkic language spoken in the Oka area of the Republic of Buryatia in the east of Russia, and also in the Darkhad Valley in Khövsgöl Province of Mongolia. According to the 2010 Russian census, there are about 3,600 Soyot people, however very few of them speak Soyot: most speak Buryat and Russian. Soyot is closely related to Tofa and Uyghur.

A way to write Soyot using the Cyrillic alphabet was devised by Professor Valentin I. Rassadin (Валентин Рассадин) in 2001 at the request of the Government of the Republic of Buryatia. Since then a number of Soyot dictionaries and other books have been published, and the language in now taught in some schools in Buryatia.

Soyot alphabet and pronunciation

Soyot alphabet and pronunciation

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Details of Soyot pronunciation provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

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Links

Information about the Soyot language and people
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Сойотско-цаатанский_язык
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Сойотська_мова
http://lingsib.iea.ras.ru/en/languages/soiot.shtml
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/10480
https://todiscoverrussia.com/soyots/
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/reindeer-herding-eastern-sayan-story-soyot

Turkic languages

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet


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