A Legacy of Russian America

From Ninilchik, Alaska comes this — Russian language’s most isolated dialect found in Alaska.

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1 Response to A Legacy of Russian America

  1. When I lived in Alaska is wasn't uncommon to run across people who spoke Russian, but most of them spoken standard Russian, not this unusual kind of dialect. Most of the people I met who could speak at least some Russian were native Americans who had kept the language alive as a kind of second native language in distinction to English (viewed as the language of the government, business, etc.).

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