Definition of Uralic in English:

Uralic

Line breaks: Ural¦ic
Pronunciation: /jʊˈralɪk
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to or denoting a family of languages spoken from northern Scandinavia to western Siberia, comprising the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic groups.
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    • In contrast, the Saami, Finns, and Estonians speak languages belonging to the Uralic family, otherwise spoken across a broad region of northern Asia.
    • Nenets is part of the Samoyedic group of Uralic languages and has two main dialects: Forest and Tundra.
    • Their spoken language, Korean, is a Uralic language with similarities to Japanese, Mongolian, Hungarian, and Finnish.
  • 2Relating to the Ural Mountains or the surrounding areas.
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    • But clearly linguistically they are linked to the other Uralic peoples.

noun

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  • The Uralic languages collectively.
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    • The evidence for Indo-European, Uralic, Austronesian and so on is overwhelming, and there is no reason not to go deeper.
    • A number of researchers in the field of Finnish, Uralic and general linguistics (author of this included) published a letter to Helsingin Sanomat, the main Finnish daily newspaper, protesting this nomination.

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