Finnic leids

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Baltic Finnic
Ethnicity: Baltic Finns
Northern Fennoscandia, Baltic states, Northwastren Roushie
Lingueestic classification: Uralic
  • Finnic
Proto-leid: Proto-Finnic
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The Finnic (Fennic) or Baltic Finnic (Balto-Finnic, Balto-Fennic) leids[nb 1] are a branch o the Uralic leid faimily spoken aroond the Baltic Sea bi aboot 7 million fowk.

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  1. Ootside Finland, the term Finnic leids haes tradeetionally been uised as a synonym o the extensive group o Finno-Permic leids, includin the Baltic Finnic, Volga Finnic, Permic an Saami leids.[1][2] At the same time, Finnish scholars hae restrictit it tae the Baltic Finnic leids;[3] the survey volume The Uralic Languages uises the Laitinate spellin Fennic tae distinguish this Baltic Finnic (Balto-Fennic) uise frae the broader Wastren sense o the wird.[4] In 2009, the 16t edeetion o Ethnologue: Languages of the World abandoned the Finno-Permic clade awthegither an adoptit the nomenclatur o Finnish scholars.[5]

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  1. "The languages of Europe". Encyclopedia of European peoples, Volume 1. Infobase Publishing. 2006. p. 888. 
  2. Ruhlen, Merritt (1991). "Uralic-Yukaghir". A Guide to the World's Languages: Classification. Stanford University Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-8047-1894-6. 
  3. The Finnic languages by Johanna Laakso in The Circum-Baltic languages: typology and contact, p. 180
  4. Daniel Abondolo, ed. (1998). The Uralic Languages. Routledge Language Family Descriptions. Taylor & Francis. 
  5. "Language Family Trees, Uralic, Finnic". Ethnologue. Retrieved 28 Mey 2011.