• Born date: 1891-02-28
  • Born in: Russian empire
  • Death date: 1938-01-25
  • Death in: Post-Soviet states
Yevgeny Polivanov

Yevgeny Dmitrievich Polivanov (Russian: Евге́ний Дми́триевич Полива́нов; 12 March [O.S. 28 February] 1891 – 25 January 1938) was a Soviet linguist, orientalist and polyglot.He wrote major works on the Japanese, Chinese, Uzbek, and Dungan languages and on theoretical linguistics and poetics.