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Tatiana Degai of the Council of the Itelmens of Kamchatka, Russian Federation, highlighted how WhatsApp messaging and online karaoke songs in Itelmen inspired young people to use that language.
The territory was established in order to protect the rights and interests of the indigenous peoples of Itelmen and Koriak, who have traditionally occupied the lands concerned.
As David Koester, who has written about one of the indigenous peoples of Kamchatka, the Itelmen, has said: "Kamchatka, in the Russian Far East, is both blessed with large areas of relatively pristine wilderness and unindustrialized landscape and cursed by the political ambiguities and economic complexities of attempting to manage that territory".
Eran pueblos muy orgullosos y siempre guerreaban con sus vecinos, los chukchi, los even y los itelmen.
lt;*kit) 'two' and Itelmen (Tigil River) katxan, etc.
The Itelmen parallel (South Itelmen kumthuk 'ten' ~ koomnak 'five') after J.
Old interesting comparisons of FU *luka with Itelmen (again Itelmen
The 54 languages include the following: Abaza, Aghul, Akhvakh, Aleut, Alutor, Andi, Archi, Bagvalal, Bezhta, Botlikh, Chamalal, Chukchee, Chulym, Dolgan, Enets, Even, Evenki, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Itelmen, Izhorian, Kaitag, Karata, Kerek, Ket, Khanty, Khvarshi, Koryak, Kubachi, Mansi, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Oroch, Orok, Rutul, Sami, Selkup, Shor, Tat, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udege, Ulchi, Vepsian, Votian, Yug, Yukaghir, and Yupik.
Today, only the following groups, all sedentary, continue to live mainly by fishing and hunting: the Inuit or Eskimos of the American Arctic, the Chukchi and the Koriak of the coasts of the Euro-Siberia Arctic (those living inland herd reindeer), and some of the people living on the shores of the Okhotsk Sea (the Itelmen of Kamchatka, the Ainu of Hokkaido, the Kurilskiye Ostrova [Kuril islands] and southern Sakhalin, the Quilaks or Nivkh of northern Sakhalin and the mouth of the Amur, the Oroche of easternmost Russia, and the Evenes of the northern shores of the Okhotsk Sea).
The Itelmen and bears gathered berries on the same hillside, and the worst that occurred between them was the occasional theft of a basket of berries.
To the east of the Taymyr Peninsula, the human populations become even more diverse in terms of their origins and languages: The Evenki, Yakuts of Turkish origin, Yukaghir of Samoyed origin, Chukchi and Inuit, without including the mixed-race peoples, whose origins are relatively distinct, but whose cultural identity is consolidated, such as the Dolgan, Chuvases, Kolimchans or Kamchadales or Itelmen.
The most important, Chukchi (or Chukot), is spoken by about 16,000 people, Koryak by about 8,000, and Itelmen by about 1,500.