Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also Mordva ˈmɔːdva)
Definition of Mordvin in English:
noun (plural same, Mordvins, or Mordva)
1A member of a non-Russian people inhabiting Mordvinia.
- The traditional homeland of the Mordvins are the Moksha and Sura river valleys and their tributaries.
- Today the Mordvins are scattered from western Siberia to the plains and forests that border the upper Volga.
- The number of Mordvins and their knowledge of their mother tongue began to decrease in 1939.
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Relating to the Mordvin or their language.
- The isolation of the Mordvins and their lack of access to Russian education ensured the survival of the Mordvin language, at least before 1917.
- As you can see, especially the Mordva language has dissolved into very small areas.
- The ancestors of Mordva people first appeared here in the mid of the first millennium of the new era.
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