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 (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).]

U·ral′ic adj.
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(jʊˈrælɪk) or


(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
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(yʊˈræl ɪk)

1. a family of languages spoken in E and N Europe and W Siberia, having as branches Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic.
2. of or pertaining to Uralic or its speakers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uralic - a family of Ural-Altaic languagesUralic - 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
Samoyedic, Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
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The Hungarian language belongs to the Uralic language family and is related to Finnish.
The existing lexicostatistical research on the Uralic languages rarely uses explicit Swadesh lists.
Drawing from the Nganasan Spoken Language Corpus, Wagner-Nagy presents a grammar of Nganasan, an endangered Samoyedic language that belongs to the Uralic language family.
(Paper presented at Conference on the Syntax of Uralic Languages, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 27-28 June 2017.) (http://www.nytud.hu/soul2017/absz/SOUL2017Klumpp.pdf) (Accessed 2017-11-05.)
Sorbian is a summertime "hobby," says the lover of Slavic languages, who is doing a PhD on the Uralic language of the Sami minority of northern Finland.
A good example is the agreement in person and number on the "negative verbs" in Finnish and other Fennic languages of the Uralic family.
Because Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language originating from the Uralic language family vastly different from the Anglo-Saxon and Latin languages, we aimed to validate the Hungarian version of the PAS.
5 STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES: At least three people were injured and many people become homeless when one of its corners of five-storey building collapsed in the late hours in Tumen city located in Uralic region of Russia.
(21) In 1969, the American historian Denis Sinor, in the foreword to his lexical course for students at Indiana University, defined "Inner Asia" as a synonym of "Central Eurasia," the homeland of both Altaic peoples (Mongolian, Turkic, and Manchu-Tungus) and Uralic ones (Finno-Ugrian and Samoyed).
The "Nostratic hypothesis" characteristically posits the existence of genetic connections between the following: 1) Indo-European; 2) Uralic; 3) Altaic; 4) Afroasiatic (this includes Semitic); 5) Kartvelian (Southern Caucasian); 6) Dravidian.
Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, [at] Indiana University's Inner Asian and Uralic Natural Resource Center, October 18, 2012.