Chukchi language


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Noun1.Chukchi language - an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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The local press in Chukotka, published only in the Chukchi language until 1989, was an important forum for maintaining the social functions of indigenous languages.
Embarrassed by her backward father, who visits her once a year at the school, Unna soon seeks to avoid hearing or speaking her native language at all, convinced that "no one will need the Chukchi language under communism." Having been made a mankurt by the school she attends, Unna becomes incapable of thinking for herself.