NSU is an educational base of the largest center for the studies of indigenous languages of Siberia.

Research is conducted within the following fields:

  •  Tungus-Manchu Studies – Institute of Philology of the SB RAS hosts the unique research department, the only department in the world conducting comprehensive research of the endangered languages of small peoples of the North, namely, the peoples of Tungus family.
Expert of the division – Doctor of Philology Boris Vasilyevich Boldyrev
Web-site of the Tungus-Manchu Studies research section at the Institute of Philology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  •  Indigenous languages of Siberia – this division is based at the Institute of Philology, SB RAS, and brings together the researchers of Turkic, Finno-Ugric and Chukchi-Kamchatkan languages. The major achievements within the division are the developments in the syntax of complex and simple sentences in various languages of Altaic, Finno-Ugric, and paleo-Asiatic language families. Experimental phonetic research of the indigenous languages of Siberia is also conducted; history, vocabulary and dialects of Turkic languages of Siberia are studied.
Expert of the division – Doctor of Philology, Professor Natalia Nikolayevna Shirobokova
Web-site of the Indigenous languages of Siberia research section at the Institute of Philology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  •  Folklore of the peoples of Siberia – long-term academic project of the Institute of Philology, SB RAS on the search, fixation and preservation of the samples of oral and poetic creativity of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East.
Expert of the division – Doctor of Philology, Professor Yevgeniya Nikolayevna Kuz’mina
Web-site of the Folklore of the peoples of Siberia research section at the Institute of Philology, SB RAS

Web-site of the Section of general and Russian linguistics