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Noun1.Vepsian - a member of a Finnish people of 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.Vepsian - a Finnic language spoken by the Veps
Baltic-Finnic - a group of Finnic languages including Finnish and Estonian
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Mullonen ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), as well as volumes of Veps language samples, and The Veps Linguistic Corpus (
On both sides, in Karelia, there was a population speaking Karelian, a dialect or even language related to standard Finnish, plus small linguistic islands of Vepsian, another Finno-Ugric language, spoken only on the Russian side (Pimenov 1965).
A good example of such polyphony of the lament text is a lamenting session recorded by myself at a North (Onega) Vepsian cemetery in 2005 (village Yashezero, see Arukask & Lashmanova 2009).
The 54 languages include the following: Abaza, Aghul, Akhvakh, Aleut, Alutor, Andi, Archi, Bagvalal, Bezhta, Botlikh, Chamalal, Chukchee, Chulym, Dolgan, Enets, Even, Evenki, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Itelmen, Izhorian, Kaitag, Karata, Kerek, Ket, Khanty, Khvarshi, Koryak, Kubachi, Mansi, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Oroch, Orok, Rutul, Sami, Selkup, Shor, Tat, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udege, Ulchi, Vepsian, Votian, Yug, Yukaghir, and Yupik.
There is a spate of books in Finland today dealing with personal, inscrutable events of World War II, among them this delightful and demanding story of a young Vepsian girl treated like an enemy Russian in her Finnish village.
1992 "Phonostatistical Study of the Vepsian Language", The Bulletin of the Phonetic Society of Japan 201: 9-14.
Finnic languages: Karelian, Ludic, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votic, Livonian, Helsinki 1983 (Suomi 119: 3).
The ritual combing of the bride's hair has been also mentioned in Karelian, Vepsian and Estonian folklore; for example Setu folk songs contain instances where combing the bride's hair was meant to make her livestock and grains crops fertile (Salve 2000, 89 ff.).
3) At the same time hiis-stemmed word did not spread in Livonian language, neither is it known in South-Vepsian, actually the word is not important in Vepsian at all.