Mordvin


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Mordvin

(ˈmɔːdvɪn)
npl -vin or -vins
1. (Peoples) a member of a Finnish people of the middle Volga region, living chiefly in the Mordvinian Republic
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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Noun1.Mordvin - a member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia, Russia - formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Mordvin - the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
Volgaic - a group of Finnic languages spoken around the Volga river
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Zinaida Dragunkin proposed to consider the possibility of holding in Moscow an exhibition of the outstanding Mordvin sculptor Stepan Erzi .
While, for example, the sample includes 13 Slavic, 9 Germanic, 8 Romance, 8 Turkic languages, 6 Lezgic languages, 5 Avar-Andic-Tsezic languges, the Baltic, Lak-Dargwa, Finnic, Permic and Iranian genera are represented by two languages each, and Basque, Albanian, Greek, Ugric, Mordvin, Mari and Semitic are represented by only one language each.
Assembling scholars from Western Europe, Russia, and several other postSoviet republics, Allah's Kolkhozes ranges widely across Eurasia, from areas where Muslims constitute a distinct minority (Penza oblast and the Mordvin Republic) to areas where they are large majorities--Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Daghestan, and Azerbaijan.
For example suga may be an Indo-Iranian loan, but cognates in Mordvin, Mari and Komi are dubious.
This study will propose a new viewpoint for consideration in the discussion on the "peculiar" conjugated nonverbal parts of speech found in the Mordvinic languages, focusing on Erzya Mordvin.
62) Serving as a registrar, the monastery also wrote and validated land contracts, as for the Mordvin Egchaik Kozhilanov and the local musketeers (strel'tsy).
By the end of his life Ilminskii was able to speak Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Persian, Tatar, Cherimis, Chuvash, Mordvin, Kirghiz, Yakut, and several other Siberian languages.
A challenge for typologists is to make their work accessible and interesting to the reader unversed in Mordvin, Aari, or Nivkh, for whom the sheer range of unfamiliar languages may seem simply bewildering.
According to him, there are many museums in Mordovia, but a special place among them is occupied by the museum of the great Mordvin sculptor Stepan Erzya - the Russian Rodin, as he is known in the West.
Mordvin literacy goes back some three hundred years.
daddy-mom > 'parents', Erzya Mordvin t'et'a-t=ava-t 'fatherPL-motherPL > parents' (lit.
Kazan was politically brittle, in that there were cultural and religious divisions between its Finno-Ugric rural population (Chuvash, Mordvin, Cheremis, Votiaks) and its Muslim Tatar nobility, as well as factional polarizations within the latter.