Definition of Finno-Ugric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfinōˈ(y)o͞oɡrik/
(also Finno-Ugrian /ˈ(y)o͞oɡrēən/)


Relating to the major group of Uralic languages, whose main branches are Finnic and Ugric.
Example sentences
  • But, whereas Estonian belongs to the Finno-Ugric group, Latvian and Lithuanian are rarities, sole survivors of an ancient group, closely related to Sanskrit within the Indo-European family of languages.
  • Hungarian belongs to the Ugor branch of the Finno-Ugric language family.
  • The Estonian language is a branch of the Baltic-Finnish group of the Finno-Ugric family, related to Finnish.


The Finno-Ugric group of languages.
Example sentences
  • Those who spoke Swedish used a form known as Finland-Swedish; those who spoke Finnish used a non-Indo-European language, part of a small language group known as Finno-Ugric.
  • Finnish is an example of the language group known as Finno-Ugric.
  • All Baltic people are genetically very close to Estonians and they spoke Finno-Ugric before they switched to Indo-European languages.

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Syllabification: Fin·no-U·gric

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