According to the Russian Census of 2002, about 7,700 of the 15,700 Chukchi people speak Chukchi ; knowledge of the Chukchi language is decreasing, and most Chukchis now speak the Russian language
The Siberian Husky was bred by the nomadic Chukchi tribes of Northeast Asia.
The only people allowed to hunt grey whales are the native Chukchi people of Russia and the Makah of the United States.
Domesticated huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi tribes of N.E. Siberia as endurance sled dogs to pull a light load at a fast pace over great distances, in freezing cold weather on the smallest possible diet.
He has traveled the world, collecting blood samples from people of far-flung cultures: Aborigines in Australia, the Chukchi tundra dwellers of Siberia, farmers in the hills of Afghanistan, and nomads in the deserts of Africa.
Watson further reports his novel studies of the systematics of sound in British Neolithic monuments, tellingly placing them side-by-side with ethnographic reports of shamanistic ritual among the Siberian Chukchee .
The Chukchi regularly take about 140 whales a year for local consumption, and the Makah are allowed up to five.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Soviet government abolished many native settlements, dispersed their former inhabitants, and made Russian the language of instruction in Chukchi schools.
According to the bureau, since many of the 15000 native Chukchi in Russia do not read Chukchi, the institute also made an audiotape of the translation.
In fact, many neighboring peoples, including Russians, speak Chukchi as a second language.