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Of or relating to Finland or the Finns.
A branch of Finno-Ugric that includes Finnish and Estonian.
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(Languages) one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages, including Finnish and several languages of NE Europe. Compare Ugric
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
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(ˈfɪn ɪk)

1. a branch of the Uralic language family that includes Finnish, Estonian, and a number of other languages of N and central European Russia.
2. of or pertaining to Finnic or its speakers.
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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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More precisely, we were interested in which voices were perceived as likable by Finns and Estonians, who are geographically close and whose languages belong to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family.
In this article, we present the 111-word Swadesh lists for five Finnic idioms.
He does not include early Scandinavian slavery connected to Viking raids, nor the traditional slavery of pre-Christian Finnic societies.
It is proved by the appearance of numerous metal decorations among the Finnic peoples of the European forest zone, which are most probably Perm by origin--horse pendants, hollow rattle bird pendants, fire strikers with bronze handles, 'Glazov-type' torcs, and typical cult decorations--a female or male rider on a snake.
Poronhoito suomensukuisten kansojen keskuudessa [Reindeer husbandry among Finnic peoples].
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.
The chronicles, particularly those from northern towns, frequently record military campaigns against Finnic peoples, and birchbark documents allude to economic interactions.
In the two interwar decades (1920-1940) of the Estonian independence, he wrote a series of short books, introducing the culture, and especially the achievements of literature, of the much-ignored Baltic Finnic nation to the readers of English.
Estonian (Finnic) provides a clear example for such a superset-subset relationship between a directional expression and a locative expression.
Up until the Second World War nationalist movements, such as the Academic Karelia Society (which advocated a 'Greater Finland' encompassing all the areas, including those of the USSR, where Finnic languages were spoken and of which the future president Urho Kekkonen was a member), were influential among the Finnish elite.
While the other boundaries touching upon Russia are distinctly non-Russian in their culture (Finnic peoples to the north; Turkic peoples to the south; and Asiatic peoples to the east), Poland, as a fellow Slavic nation, shares a number of cultural traits, among them linguistic, with Russia.