[ mawrd-vin ]
/ ˈmɔrd vɪn /
a member of a Uralic people living in scattered communities in the middle Volga basin, especially between Nizhni Novgorod and Saratov.
the Finnic language of the Mordvin, with two major dialects, sometimes considered distinct languages.
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Also Mord·vin·i·an [mawrd-vin-ee-uh n] /mɔrdˈvɪn i ən/.
Origin of Mordvin
< Russian mordvín, derivative of the collective noun mordvá, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for mordvin
/ (ˈmɔːdvɪn) /
plural -vin or -vins a member of a Finnish people of the middle Volga region, living chiefly in the Mordvinian Republic
the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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