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Udmurt Line breaks: Ud¦murt
Pronunciation: /ˈʊdmʊət/

Definition of Udmurt in English:


1A member of a people of central Russia, living mainly in Udmurtia.
Example sentences
  • These groups speak languages that are related to modern Finnish and/or Hungarian and include the Karelians, Komi, Maris, Mordvins, and Udmurts.
  • The word n'an’ is simply the Persian word nan ‘bread’; the Udmurts learned of flour from Persians.
  • In the Russian sources of the 14th - early 19th centuries Udmurts are mentioned under the name votyaki.
2 [mass noun] The Finno-Ugric language of the Udmurts, with about 500,000 speakers. Formerly called Votyak.


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Relating to or denoting the Udmurts or their language.
Example sentences
  • In the Udmurt language, pel’ means ‘ear’ and n'an’ means anything made from flour: flour, dough, bread, etc.
  • Furthermore, one ethnic Udmurt teacher of English maintained that her English was stronger than her Udmurt.
  • ` What you have in your heart is what you actually are ’, said the Udmurt wise men of old.
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