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Alaska Home to Rare Russian Dialect

Linguists to compile dictionary from septuagenarian speakers by 2014. A Russian settlement in Alaska that became isolated from the Russian Empire when the U.S. bought the Alaska Territory in 1867 still speaks a rare Russian dialect that has become the new object of study for Russian linguists. The town of Ninilchik is the site of an endangered dialect of the Russian...
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