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Karelian

[ kuh-ree-lee-uhn, -reel-yuhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Karelia, its people, or their language.


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Karelia.
  2. the Uralic language of the Karelians, sometimes regarded as a dialect of Finnish.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Karelian1

First recorded in 1850–55; Kareli(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

She was brown-eyed and brown-haired, like her Karelian mother who belonged to the other decided type of Finn.

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KareliaKarelian Autonomous Republic