Finnic

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Fin·nic

 (fĭn′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to Finland or the Finns.
n.
A branch of Finno-Ugric that includes Finnish and Estonian.

Finnic

(ˈfɪnɪk)
n
(Languages) one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages, including Finnish and several languages of NE Europe. Compare Ugric
adj
1. (Languages) of or relating to this group of languages or to the Finns
2. (Peoples) of or relating to this group of languages or to the Finns

Finn•ic

(ˈfɪn ɪk)

n.
1. a branch of the Uralic language family that includes Finnish, Estonian, and a number of other languages of N and central European Russia.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to Finnic or its speakers.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Finnic - one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages; a family of languages including Finnish and Estonian (but not Hungarian)
Finno-Ugrian, Finno-Ugric - a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions)
Permic - a group of Finnic languages spoken in the northwest Urals
Volgaic - a group of Finnic languages spoken around the Volga river
Baltic-Finnic - a group of Finnic languages including Finnish and Estonian
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archaeology, the same groups have frequently been called with a general name Baltic Finnish, which clearly refers to the fact that a great part of people indicated by the term Finnic actually lived or still live in the region that in the present time is normally called Baltic.
To make such a mistake is even more likely when we remember that in older archaeological literature the term Finnish sometimes really was used for all the Baltic Finnish or, according to the terminology in the Fibula-Fabula-Fact-book, Finnic groups.
Pushed onward by the Slavs, the Baltic Finnish immigrants would have arrived in Estonia and Finland during the 5th-7th centuries.

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