Ninilchik Russian has been spoken continuously in the village
of Ninilchik, Alaska, since its first permanent settlers
arrived there in
1847. Today there are only a few speakers of this dialect left. We
celebrate their lives and the unique language heritage they have
We have completed one stage of a dictionary of Ninilchik
Russian. You may download it from
link, above. You can also listen to a few recordings
of Ninilchik Russian from the Dictionary
link. There will be many more sound
files in a future version of the dictionary.
Ninilchik is located on the west
of the Kenai
100 air miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.