Definition of Finnic in English:
1Of, relating to, or denoting the group of Finno-Ugric languages that includes Finnish and Estonian.
- The major languages of the indigenous minority and majority populations are Samisk, a Finnic language, and two official Norwegian languages, both of which are Germanic languages.
- In the first place, the Lapps speak a Finnic dialect which is classified with the extinct Chude, spoken in the early centuries of the present era in Finland.
- It has been argued that a native Finnic population absorbed northward migrating Indo-Europeans who adopted the Finnic language.
2Of, relating to, or denoting the group of peoples that includes the Finns and the Estonians.
- Of the non-Slavic peoples, the Germanic, Jewish, and Finnic were the most important; Jews were rare except in the western borderlands.
- Some time after the middle of the seventh century, the Bulgars, a people of Hunnic and Finnic stock, who had been driven from their habitations on the Volga as far as the Lower Danube, began to make incursions into Moesia and Thrace.
- Essentially there were two Finnic groups; the Finns of Finland (and their kinsmen in Estonia), and the remnants of the Finnic tribes which had originally inhabited Muscovy.
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