Mordvinian


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Noun1.Mordvinian - 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.Mordvinian - the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
Volgaic - a group of Finnic languages spoken around the Volga river
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The word of Russian origin, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], was replaced in the latest translations (from the end of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st centuries) by a copulative compound consisting of Mordvinian elements ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
591) saw evidence of this in apparent loan words in Uralic languages, both east and west of the Urals: Mordvinian azor(o) "lord," Wotyak uzir, uzer "rich," Syryenian ozir "rich," Wogul ater, oter "chieftain.
Ryan also brings in Sayce's philological work again: in his The Principles of Comparative Philology (1874) Sayce also explored the Turanian language group in relation to languages that included Finnish, Lapp, and Mordvinian, and suggested Turanian was one of the earliest forms of a primitive European language and a counterpart of the Indo-European languages.
1985), "The mordvinian langauges: a survival saga", en: Kreindler, Isabelle T.