Discover the language

Chukchi is a Paleo-Siberian language spoken by the Chukchi people on the Chukotka peninsula in the Russian Far East.

Currently, 15,000 people consider themselves Chukchi, but only 10,000 claim Chukchi as their mother tongue. Since 1937, Chukchi has been written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Chukchi has its own newspapers and original literature, most often known through its Russian translations.

Training courses

An introduction to the Chukchi language and literature is available online here: Miscellannées tchouktches