Ingrian language

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Ingrian
ižoran keel
Native toRussia
RegionIngria
Ethnicity820 Izhorians (1989 census)[1]
Native speakers
142 (379 in total) (2010 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3izh
Glottologingr1248[2]

Ingrian, also called Izhorian, is a Finnic language spoken in Ingria, Russia. It is almost extinct, as it only has about 142 native speakers left. Most of these are elderly. This has happened because many people who speak Finnish moved there, meaning most people in Ingria now speak Finnish.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ingrian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ingrian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Ingrian".