Alternative name(s): Niwchic, Giljakisch (nl)

Language family: Paleo-Asian

Language group: Giljakic

Geographical use: at the lower reaches of the Amoer and the coasts of Sachalin (Russia)

Information: There are 3,000 speakers left. Giljakic has more than 40 sound elements. In 1979 a new official Giljakic alphabet came into force. This alphabet spells every Giljakic sound according to fixed principles.