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In the past, language maps for the Eurasian continent have often shown eight
languages — Turkic, Slavic, Tun- gusic, Chinese, Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan,
Iranian, and Mongol — almost blanketing the main portion of Asia and leaving
They speak several languages and dialects of the Uralic-Altaic family, among
them Samoyedic, Tungusic, Mongolian, and Yakut (or other Turkic dialects). The
main economic pursuits include small-scale reindeer herding (seven to ten ...
The heritage ethnic groups of Medians, Albanians, and Caspians are their
ancestors, and many experts agree that the languages of these peoples formed
the basis of modern Azerbaijanian, its Turkic elements being the result of later ...
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