Itelmen Audio-Visual Dictionary

The Itelmen Audio-Visual Dictionary is an online repository of multimedia dedicated to the Itelmen language, the indigenous language of the Itelmens (Kamchadals) of the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s far northeast. Itelmen is a language of consonants – but despite its complex clusters including ejectives and glottals, it has a melodic sound. The language’s grammar centers around the rich verbal inflection. On this site, you will find the most comprehensive dictionary of Itelmen yet compiled, language-learning materials, audio and video recordings of native speakers, and interesting articles and publications about Itelmen life and the Itelmen language. There are very few people who speak Itelmen, and we hope, that this site will encourage study of this unique language.

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