Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kuriles, the aborigines of the Kurile Archipelago between Kamchatka and Japan. In the 18th century they occupied the whole group, but are now restricted to three of the five inhabited islands, and even here are disappearing; for some time have been Christians of the Russian Church, and in other respects are assimilated to the Russified Kamchadales.