Posted in Finnic, Karelian, Language Profiles, Uralic



Classification: Uralic – Fino-Ugric – Finnic – Karelian

Number of speakers: 35,600 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Finnland and Russia


  • 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)

Language Awareness Index (explain): 0.7

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.








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