Sakha is the language of the Sakha people, who live in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia. It is a Turkic language, closely related to Yakut and Tuvan. Sakha has three dialects: Southern, Central, and Northern. The Sakha Republic is the only place where Sakha is spoken. Sakha is an endangered language. In the 2010 census, only 17,162 people reported speaking Sakha. This is a decrease from the 2002 census, when 19,077 people reported speaking Sakha. The decline is largely due to the fact that many young people are not learning the language. There are several reasons for this. First, the Sakha Republic is a remote region and many young people move to larger cities for education and work. Second, the Sakha language is not used in schools or in the media. And third, the Russian language is increasingly used in the Sakha Republic, even among Sakha speakers. The Sakha language is an important part of the Sakha people's identity. It is a source of pride and a symbol of the Sakha people's unique culture and history. The Sakha language is also an important part of the Sakha Republic's heritage. The Sakha Republic is working to reverse the decline of the Sakha language. In 2009, the Sakha Republic's parliament passed a law declaring Sakha to be the republic's official language. The law requires that the Sakha language be used in all public institutions, including schools. The Sakha Republic is also home to the Sakha Language Institute, which is working to promote and preserve the Sakha language. The institute offers courses in Sakha language and culture, and provides materials and resources for Sakha speakers. The Sakha people are proud of their language and culture, and are working to ensure that the Sakha language survives for future generations.

Language group

Turkic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Sakha, Russia, Cyrillic
Sakha, Russia
Sakha, Cyrillic