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 (o͞o′grē-ən, yo͞o′-)
1. A member of a group of Finno-Ugric peoples of western Siberia and Hungary, including the Magyars.
2. Ugric.

[From Old Russian Ugre, Hungarians, of Turkic origin.]

U′gri·an adj.


(ˈuːɡrɪən; ˈjuː-)
(Peoples) of or relating to a light-haired subdivision of the Turanian people, who include the Samoyeds, Voguls, Ostyaks, and Magyars
1. (Peoples) a member of this group of peoples
2. (Languages) another word for Ugric
[C19: from Old Russian Ugre Hungarians]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ugrian - one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages; spoken in Hungary and northwestern Siberia
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)
Hungarian, Magyar - the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania); belongs to the Ugric family of languages
Khanty, Ostyak - a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak
Mansi, Vogul - the Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Vogul
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It sounds as if Professor Steve Jones might unearth traces of a Viking settlement there, or an influx of Ugrians.
Until 3,000 years ago, the Proto-Samoyed, the ancestors of the Enets, the Nenets, the Nganasan, and the Selkup (and also the Kamasians, Koybal, and Mator, Altaic peoples that conserved their languages, closely related to Selkup until the 19th century) were neighbors of the Ugrians of the Ob.
These were the so-called Ugrians, comprising Finns, Lapps, Hungarians and other tribes;(40) the ancient Pruthenians (Prussians), the Letts and Lithuanians, too, had peopled Europe long before the advent of the Celts, Goths, and Slavs.