Definition of Finno-Ugric in English:

Finno-Ugric

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Pronunciation: /ˌfɪnəʊˈuːgrɪk
 
, -ˈjuːgrɪk/
(also Finno-Ugrian /-ˈuːgrɪən, -ˈjuːgrɪən/)

adjective

  • Relating to the major group of Uralic languages, which includes Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian (Magyar), and several north central Asian languages.
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    • 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.

noun

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  • The Finno-Ugric group of languages.
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    • 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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