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Finno-Ugric

[fin-oh-oo-grik, -yoo-]
noun
  1. the major branch of the Uralic family of languages, subdivided into Finnic, which includes Finnish and Estonian, and Ugric, which includes Hungarian.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to these languages.
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Origin of Finno-Ugric

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples of finno-ugric

  • In the seventh century of the Christian era a Finno-ugric tribe reached the banks of the Danube.

    The Balkan Peninsula

    Frank Fox

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for finno-ugric

Finno-Ugric

Finno-Ugrian

noun
  1. 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
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, speaking, or belonging to this family of languages
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