The roughly 300 members of the local Ewenki
tribal branch raise about 1,200 of the deer.
Yao Yuqin, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Ewenki
People and Television), Communication University of China Publishing House, 2009.
What turned Wong on to the need for conservation was an NGS expedition to study the Ewenki
, a nomadic hunting tribe.
The dictionary contains more than a thousand words in Yakut (or Sakha, Siberian Turkic) and Ewenki
(Northern Tungusic) serving as equivalents for 1148 Russian entries.
In fact, an indigenous tribal group that originated from Siberia called Ewenki
are known to herd some of the reindeer population in those parts.
Nevertheless, because of the immense territory over which the Ewenki
people are scattered, their dialects are still insufficiently explored, so any publication of recent records or of unedited archive materials may contribute to the knowledge of Tungus vocabulary, grammar, and traditions.