Chuvans


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Chuvans

 

one of the Yukaghir groups. In the 17th century, the Chuvans were nomads who wandered in the region of the upper Anadyr’ River and along the Malyi Aniui River; they engaged in hunting, fishing, and reindeer herding. In the 18th century, under pressure from the Chukchi, some of the Chuvans moved to the Kolyma River and became russianized; the remaining Chuvans were assimilated by the nomadic Koriaks (Chavchyv) and the Chukchi.

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