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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Votian: Bibliographical guide


About the Votian language

Uralic, Finno-Ugric branch, Baltic-Finnic group.

Where the speakers live

The Votians are indigenous inhabitants of the North-Western part of the historical Ingermanland, the present Leningrad Region. At present some Votians can only be found in the villages of Krakolye (Jõgõperä) and Luzhitsy (Luditsa) in Kingisepp District. Luzhitsy also incorporates the former Pesky (Liivčülä) village. The last Votian woman of the Mezhniky (Rajo) village died in 1993. There were a few Votians in the village of Kotly (Kattila) who remembered some words in Votian at the beginning of the 1990s, but they could no longer speak their ethnic language.

TEACHING MATERIALS

None.

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

Description of the language system
Dictionaries
Texts

BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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