- the major branch of the Uralic family of languages, subdivided into Finnic, which includes Finnish and Estonian, and Ugric, which includes Hungarian.
- of or relating to these languages.
Origin of Finno-Ugric
First recorded in 1875–80
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In the seventh century of the Christian era a Finno-ugric tribe reached the banks of the Danube.The Balkan Peninsula
A connexion between the Finno-Ugric and Dravidian languages has also been suggested.
The name Finno-Ugric is primarily linguistic and must not be pressed as indicating a community of physical features and customs.
- a family of languages spoken in Scandinavia, Hungary, and NE Europe, including Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Ostyak, and Vogul: generally regarded as a subfamily of UralicSee also Ural-Altaic
- of, relating to, speaking, or belonging to this family of languages
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