(also Finno-Ugrian ˌfɪnəʊˈuːɡrɪənˌfɪnəʊˈjuːɡrɪən)
Definition of Finno-Ugric in English:
Relating to the major group of Uralic languages, which includes Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian (Magyar), and several north central Asian languages.
- 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.
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The Finno-Ugric group of languages.
- 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.
Definition of Finno-Ugric in:
- US English dictionary
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