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U·ral·ic(yo͝o-răl′ĭk) also U·ra·li·an (yo͝o-rā′lē-ən)
A language family that comprises the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic subfamilies.
[After the Ural (Mountains).]
(Languages) a superfamily of languages consisting of the Finno-Ugric family together with Samoyed. See also Ural-Altaic
(Languages) of or relating to these languages
1. a family of languages spoken in E and N Europe and W Siberia, having as branches Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic.adj.
2. of or pertaining to Uralic or its speakers.
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|Noun||1.||Uralic - a family of Ural-Altaic languages |
Ural-Altaic - a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
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)
Lappic, Lappish - any of the languages spoken by the Lapps and generally assumed to be Uralic languages