Origin of Votyak

< Russian votyák, derivative of the collective name votʾ, Old Russian oti < Mari odo, akin to Udmurt ud-; see Udmurt
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British Dictionary definitions for votyak


  1. plural -aks or -ak a member of a Finnish people living chiefly in the Udmurt Autonomous Republic, between the Volga and the Urals
  2. Also called: Udmurt the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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