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Komi-Permyak language - one of the Finno-Ugric languages (Permic group). Spoken in the Komi-Permyak autonomous distric, in the north-eastern parts of the Kirov and Perm regions, in various regions of Siberia. The number of the Komi-Permyaks in Russia is 147,3 thousand. 71,1 % of them regard Komi-Permyak as their mother tongue, 28,7 % Russian.
Before 1917 textbooks were printed in various dialects of the Komi-Permyak language (Cyrillic alphabet). The literary language started to develope in the 1920's (on the basis of the so-called Molodcov alphabet, common with Komi-Zyrian). In the beginning of the 1930's the Komi-Permyak language was switched into the Latin, and at the end of the decade - Cyrillic alphabet. The literary language is based on the Kudymkar-In'va dialect.
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