Posted in Finnic, Karelian, Language Profiles, Uralic

Karelian

karelian

Classification: Uralic – Fino-Ugric – Finnic – Karelian

Number of speakers: 35,600 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Finnland and Russia

Varieties:

  • Central Karelian (Finnland and Russia)
  • Southern Karelian (Finnland and Russia)
  • Livvi-Karelian (Finnland and Russia)
  • Ludian (Russia)

(some sources classify Livvi-Karelian and Ludian as separate languages)

Example: (Central Karelian)

Kai rahvas roittahes vällinny da taza-arvozinnu omas arvos da oigevuksis. Jogahizele heis on annettu mieli da omatundo da heil vältämättäh pidäy ollakeskenäh, kiu vellil.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

CONTENT:

Vocabulary:

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s