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Merya
The VOLGA FINNS (sometimes referred to as EASTERN FINNS) are a historical group of indigenous peoples of Russia
Russia
whose descendants include the Mari people
Mari people
, the Erzya and the Moksha Mordvins
Mordvins
, as well as extinct MERYA, MUROMIAN and MESHCHERA people. The Permians are sometimes also grouped as Volga
Volga
Finns. The modern representatives of Volga
Volga
Finns
Finns
live in the basins of the Sura and Moksha rivers , as well as (in smaller numbers) in the interfluve between the Volga
Volga
and the Belaya rivers . The Mari language has two dialects, the Meadow Mari and the Hill Mari
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
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Tatar Language
Russia
Russia
* Tatarstan
Tatarstan
REGULATED BY Institute of Language, Literature and Arts of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 tt ISO 639-2 tat ISO 639-3 tat – inclusive code Individual code: sty – Siberian Tatar
Tatar
GLOTTOLOG tata1255 LINGUASPHERE 44-AAB-be THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Kama River
Coordinates : 55°21′50″N 49°59′52″E / 55.36389°N 49.99778°E / 55.36389; 49.99778 KAMA Map of the Volga's watershed with the Kama;s watershed highlighted COUNTRY Russia
Russia
BASIN FEATURES MAIN SOURCE Udmurtia
Udmurtia
360 m (1,180 ft) RIVER MOUTH Volga River
Volga River
BASIN SIZE 507,000 km2 (196,000 sq mi) PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS LENGTH 1,805 km (1,122 mi) DISCHARGE* AVERAGE RATE: 4,100 cubic metres per second (140,000 cu ft/s) The KAMA (Russian : река́ Ка́ма, IPA: ; Tatar : Cyrillic Чулман, Latin Çulman; Udmurt : Кам) is a major river in Russia
Russia
, the longest left tributary of the Volga and the largest one in discharge; it is larger than the Volga before their junction
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Mordvin Languages
The MORDVINIC LANGUAGES, alternatively MORDVIN LANGUAGES, or MORDVINIAN LANGUAGES (Russian : Мордовские языки, Mordovskiye yazyki, the official Russian term for the language pair), are a subgroup of the Uralic languages
Uralic languages
, comprising the closely related Erzya language and Moksha language (both spoken in Mordovia
Mordovia
). Previously considered a single "Mordvin language", it is now treated as a small language family. Due to differences in phonology , lexicon , and grammar , Erzya and Moksha are not mutually intelligible, to the extent that the Russian language
Russian language
is often used for intergroup communications. The two Mordvinic languages also have separate literary forms. The Erzya literary language was created in 1922 and the Mokshan in 1923
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Ethnologue
ETHNOLOGUE: LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD is a commercial publication about the living languages of the world, first issued in 1951. As of 2017, it contains web-based information about 7,099 languages in its 20th edition, including the number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliations, autonym , availability of the Bible
Bible
in each language and dialect described, a cursory description of revitalization efforts where reported, and an estimate of language viability using the Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS)
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Harald Haarmann
HARALD HAARMANN (born 1946) is a German linguist and cultural scientist who lives and works in Finland
Finland
. Haarmann studied general linguistics, various philological disciplines and prehistory at the universities of Hamburg , Bonn
Bonn
, Coimbra and Bangor . He obtained his PhD in Bonn
Bonn
(1970) and his habilitation (qualification at professorship level) in Trier (1979). He taught and conducted research at a number of German and Japanese universities and is a member of the Research Centre on Multilingualism in Brussels
Brussels
. Since 2003, he has been Vice-President of the Institute of Archaeomythology (headquartered in Sebastopol, California ) and director of its European branch (based in Luumäki , Finland)
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Björn Collinder
BJöRN COLLINDER (22 July 1894 - 20 May 1983) was a Swedish linguist . His name is sometimes spelled "Bjorn Collinder" in English-language contexts. Collinder was born in Sundsvall , Sweden . For much of his life he was a professor of Finno-Ugric languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. He was one of the world's leading experts in the Uralic languages , noted for his Comparative Grammar of the Uralic Languages (1960), which is still often cited today. He died in Vienna , Austria . SELECTED WORKS * 1929. Über den finnisch-lappischen Quantitätswechsel I. Uppsala. * 1934. Indo-uralisches Sprachgut. Uppsala. * 1938. Lautlehre des waldlappischen dialektes von Gällivare. Helsinki: Suomalais-ugrilainen Seura. (= Mémoires de la Société finno-ougrienne 74.) * 1939. Reichstürkische Lautstudien. Uppsala. * 1940. Jukagirisch und Uralisch. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. * 1943. Lappisches Wörterverzeichnis aus Härjedalen. Uppsala. * 1947
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Mari El
The MARI EL REPUBLIC (Russian : Респу́блика Мари́й Эл, Respublika Mariy El; Meadow Mari : Марий Эл Республик; Hill Mari : Мары Эл Республик) is a federal subject of Russia
Russia
(a republic ). Its capital is the city of Yoshkar-Ola . As of the 2010 Census , the population of the Mari El Republic was 696,459. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administrative divisions * 4 Politics * 5 Demographics * 5.1 Vital statistics * 5.2 Ethnic groups * 5.3 Genetics * 5.4 Religion * 6 Economy * 6.1 Transportation * 6.2 Communication * 7 Culture * 8 Education * 9 Tourism * 10 References * 10.1 Notes * 10.2 Sources * 11 External links * 12 Further reading GEOGRAPHYThe republic is located in the eastern part of the East European Plain of Russia, along and mostly to the north the Volga River
Volga River

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Tatarstan
The REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN (Russian : Респу́блика Татарста́н, tr. Respublika Tatarstan; IPA: ; Tatar
Tatar
: Cyrillic
Cyrillic
Татарстан Республикасы, Latin Tatarstan
Tatarstan
Respublikası; Bulgarian : Република Татарстан), or simply TATARSTAN, is a federal subject (a republic ) of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
, located in the Volga
Volga
Federal District . Its capital is the city of Kazan
Kazan
. The republic borders Kirov , Ulyanovsk , Samara , and Orenburg Oblasts , the Mari El , Udmurt , and Chuvash Republics , and the Republic of Bashkortostan . The area of the republic is 68,000 square kilometres (26,000 sq mi). The unofficial Tatarstan
Tatarstan
motto is: Bez Buldırabız! (We can!)
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Jordanes
JORDANES (/dʒɔːrˈdeɪniːz/ ), also written JORDANIS or, uncommonly, JORNANDES, was a 6th-century Roman bureaucrat , who turned his hand to history later in life. While he also wrote Romana about the history of Rome, his best-known work is his Getica , written in Constantinople
Constantinople
about AD 551. It is the only extant ancient work dealing with the early history of the Goths
Goths
. Jordanes
Jordanes
was asked by a friend to write this book as a summary of a multi-volume history of the Goths
Goths
(now lost) by the statesman Cassiodorus . He was selected for his known interest in history (he was working on Rome's), his ability to write succinctly, and because of his own Gothic background
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Primary Chronicle
The TALE OF PAST YEARS (Old East Slavic : Повѣсть времѧньныхъ лѣтъ, Pověstĭ Vremęnĭnyhŭ Lětŭ) or PRIMARY CHRONICLE is a history of Kievan Rus\' from about 850 to 1110, originally compiled in Kiev
Kiev
about 1113. The work is considered to be a fundamental source in the interpretation of the history of the Eastern Slavs . CONTENTS* 1 Three editions * 1.1 First * 1.2 Second * 1.3 Third * 2 Two manuscripts * 3 Assessment * 4 See also * 5 Further reading * 6 External links THREE EDITIONSFIRSTTradition long regarded the original compilation as the work of a monk named Nestor (c. 1056 – c. 1114); hence scholars spoke of Nestor's Chronicle or of Nestor's manuscript. His compilation has not survived
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Ivanovo Oblast
IVANOVO OBLAST (Russian : Ива́новская о́бласть, Ivanovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia
Russia
(an oblast ). It had a population of 1,061,651 as of the 2010 Russian Census . Its three largest cities are Ivanovo
Ivanovo
(the administrative center ), Kineshma , and Shuya . The principal center of tourism is Plyos . The Volga River
Volga River
flows through the northern part of the oblast. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Politics * 4 Demographics * 4.1 Religion * 5 Administrative divisions * 6 See also * 7 References * 7.1 Notes * 7.2 Sources HISTORYIVANOVO INDUSTRIAL OBLAST (Ива́новская промы́шленная о́бласть) was established on October 1, 1929
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Moscow Oblast
MOSCOW OBLAST (Russian : Моско́вская о́бласть, tr. Moskovskaya oblast; IPA: ), or PODMOSKOVYE (Russian : Подмоско́вье; IPA: , literally "around/near Moscow
Moscow
"), is a federal subject of Russia
Russia
(an oblast ). With a population of 7,095,120 (2010 Census ) living in an area of 44,300 square kilometers (17,100 sq mi), it is one of the most densely populated regions in the country and is the second most populous federal subject. The oblast has no official administrative center ; its public authorities are located in Moscow
Moscow
and across other locations in the oblast
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