[Zakliuchenie k spetsial’noi teme nomera “Voprosy etnonimii Tikhookeanskogo regiona”
Type of publication: Research Article
Amur-Sakhalin region, Ainu, Nivkh, ethnonymics, toponymy, language relations, historical-cultural types
In the afterword to the special theme on “Issues in Ethnonymics in Northeast Asia”, the author stresses that the topic of ethnonymics is but a part of a larger set of research issues concerning the shaping of populations – both past and present – that have inhabited this faraway corner of Eurasia with its complex ethnic history. The article discusses the complicated linguistic makeup of the region, focusing on the relationship between the Ainu and the Nivkh languages, as two isolated and enigmatic idioms; and on Tungus-Manchu languages as representatives of the Altaic group of languages. The author hopes that the contributions featured in the special thematic section will be instrumental in advancing studies of this underrepresented research area.
Arutyunov, S.A. 2022. Zakliuchenie k spetsial’noi teme nomera “Voprosy etnonimii Tikhookeanskogo regiona [Afterword to the Special Theme on “Issues in Ethnonymics in Northeast Asia”]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2: 95–100. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522020063 EDN: HRCOOC
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