Khanty is a member of the Ob Ugric branch of the Uralic language family
and is spoken by about 13,000 people in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous
Okrugs, and also in the Alexandrovsky and Kargosoksky Districts of Tomsk Oblast in Russia.
Khanty is also known as Xanty or Ostyak.
Khanty was written with a version of the Latin alphabet from 1930 to 1937, when the
Cyrillic alphabet was adopted. Literary works have been published in three Khanty dialects:
Kazym, Shuryshkar, and middle-Ob. The main dialect used for in newspapers, TV and radio is
the Kazym dialect.
Khanty alphabet and pronunciation
Information about Khanty pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel