Mordva


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Noun1.Mordva - 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.Mordva - the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
Volgaic - a group of Finnic languages spoken around the Volga river
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State and court peasants clustered in the borderlands: in the taiga--the North, northern Urals, Siberia--where the economy could not support gentry, and in the Volga-Urals among Turkic (Tatars, Chuvash) and Finno-Ugric-speaking natives (Votiaks, Mordva, Cheremis) and East Slavic settlers.
Geraklitov, Alatyrskaia Mordva po perepisiam 1624-1721 gg.
Thus, in Nizhni Novgorod, Orthodox Christian peasants were denoted by their religion, while non-Christian peasants were denoted by their occupation, Mordva or beekeepers.
Cabe senalar que los mordva --asi se llaman los aborigenes de Mordovia --no constituyen en su patria la mayoria de la poblacion, siendo los rusos los que el mayor numero de habitantes tienen alla, mientras que los mordva apenas alcanzan un 30 por ciento.