Balto-Finnic languages

language family of north-eastern Europe
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The Balto-Finnic, or often simply Finnic, languages are a branch of Uralic languages. They are spoken in Northeastern Europe around the Baltic Sea, mainly in Finland, Estonia, and Northwestern Russia. The main two languages in the branch are Estonian and Finnish.[1][2]

Balto-Finnic
Finnic
Ethnicity:(Balto-)Finnic
Geographic
distribution:
Northern Fennoscandia, Estonia, Northwestern Russia, Latvia (extinct)
Linguistic classification:Uralic
Proto-language:Proto-Finnic
Subdivisions:
Eastern Estonian–Votic
Livonian (extinct)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. "The languages of Europe". Encyclopedia of European peoples. 1. Infobase Publishing. 2006. p. 888.
  2. Ruhlen, Merritt (1991). "Uralic-Yukaghir". A Guide to the World's Languages: Classification. Stanford University Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-8047-1894-6. Unknown parameter |chapterurl= ignored (help)