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 (fĭn′ō-o͞o′grĭk, -yo͞o′-) also Fin·no-U·gri·an (-grē-ən)
A subfamily of the Uralic language family that includes Finnish, Hungarian, and other languages of eastern Europe and northwest Russia.
1. Of or relating to the Finns and the Ugrians.
2. Of or relating to Finno-Ugric.


(ˈfɪnəʊˈuːɡrɪk; -ˈjuː-) or


(Languages) a family of languages spoken in Scandinavia, Hungary, and NE Europe, including Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Ostyak, and Vogul: generally regarded as a subfamily of Uralic. See also Ural-Altaic
(Languages) of, relating to, speaking, or belonging to this family of languages


(ˌfɪn oʊˈu grɪk, -ˈyu-)

also Fin•no-U•gri•an

(-ˈu gri ən)
1. the Finnic and Ugric languages collectively, as a branch of the Uralic family.
2. of or pertaining to Finno-Ugric or its speakers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
Uralic, Uralic language - a family of Ural-Altaic languages
Fennic, Finnic, Non-Ugric - one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages; a family of languages including Finnish and Estonian (but not Hungarian)
Ugrian, Ugric - one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages; spoken in Hungary and northwestern Siberia


, Finno-Ugrian
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The materials quoted throughout the article are presented using different graphic systems: the Finno-Ugric transcription system, a simplified Finno-Ugric transcription system, and also different types of orthographic spellings.
Before the dinner an excursion to the museum was arranged, which gave the participants colourful information about Estonian and Finno-Ugric culture.
At present, the Tarasovo burial ground is the largest among all known and researched Finno-Ugric burial monuments in Eurasia.
Estonian is a Finno-Ugric language, related to Finnish more closely than Latvian is to Lithuanian, as well as to Hungarian.
Hungary is clearly an integral part of western culture, but our linguistic relations also link us to the northern Finno-Ugric peoples, and thanks to our history the Hungarian people can also count on the friendship of the Central Asian or even Far Eastern peoples and countries.
One of the concerts took listeners to a moor at sunrise to see a concert staging of Tormis's "Izhorian Epic" based on Finno-Ugric folk tunes, creating a one-of-a-kind event.
The fee will be waived by the Estonian Academy of Sciences to authors whose articles are based on studies supported by Estonian funding bodies (provided the specifics are explicitly declared by the author in the Acknowledgement) or address priority topics in Estonian and Finno-Ugric cultures.
Fernandez-Vest compares detachment constructions in a wide range of Indo-European and Finno-Ugric languages not in a systematic manner as in a classical typological study, but to illustrate how important such constructions are in typologically different languages.
DNA data seem to indicate Central Europe, while linguistically (as part of the Finno-Ugric language group), it might be from the east.
A Finno-Ugric tribe with their own unique ethnic identity, theirs is a land rich in folklore and culture, where epic poetry and time-honoured rituals are still a cornerstone of life.
7 is an annotated list of Hungarian words with problematic Finno-Ugric and Ugric etymologies.
The official language is Hungarian, which is part of the Finno-Ugric family.