Finno-Ugric


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  • noun

Synonyms for Finno-Ugric

a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions)

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The ever diminishing use of Finno-Ugric languages will sooner or later lead to giving them up totally, thus contributing to the language-eliminating process typical of globalisation.
The character of Islam in Russia has been affected for centuries by its close proximity to Slavic and Finno-Ugric cultures.
Beyond the Window'--with poems by prominent writers such as Jaan Kaplinski, Estonia's internationally best-known poet--takes the reader into the nonhuman environment, an area of particular importance to ancient Finno-Ugric as well as contemporary Estonian culture.
It also incorporates the oases of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uighur), the Steppe Turks (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tatars, Bashkirs), Afghanistan and Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan and the Finno-Ugric peoples of Hungary, Finland, and Estonia.
22 Three current EU member states have related languages placed by scholars in the Finno-Ugric group - Finland, Hungary and which other?
Also interesting is the mixed reception that the scientific category of a Finno-Ugric language family has received, with some seeing links to a greater Finno-Ugric ethnic group, but with many people wary of establishing links to people in a territory belonging to the Soviet bloc.
This suggestion is completely unrealistic, as it ignores both Finno-Ugric and Slavic languages.
It is perhaps not surprising that writing in the first decade of the 20th century, Transehe-Roseneck added a "racial" dimension, as he called it, to the argument: the Estonians were Finno-Ugric, the Latvians "Litho-Slavic.
1136-1143), which focuses on the dominant scholar Lomonosov, and a contribution by Fazekas about the exciting discovery of the interrelationship of Finno-Ugric languages (pp.
The sauna, which spread from the Finno-Ugric peoples to the Scandinavians, had strong religious overtones and was seen as ritualized health maintenance.
Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks speak languages belonging to a Western Slavic group (the Hungarian language belongs to the Finno-Ugric group); and Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, and people from certain regions of Poland belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Some of the main language families hypothesized by these scholars include the Sino-Tibetan family (usually subdivided into the Tibeto-Burman, Chinese, and Thai subfamilies); the Indo-European family (still represented today by dialects or branches such as Indic and Iranian, Greek, Armenian, Slavic, Baltic, Albanian, Celtic, Italic, and Germanic; and including two branches of now-dead languages, Hittite and Tocharlan); the Hamito-Semitic (or Afroasiatic) family; the Uralic and Altaic (or Ural-Altaic) family; the Finno-Ugric (a subdivision of the Uralic group of tongues); and others.
This is especially important for the preservation and development of minority languages, including the Finno-Ugric languages.