Ingrian language

Ingrian language

Infobox Language
The Ingrian language (also called Izhorian) is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by the (mainly orthodox) Izhorians of Ingria. It has approximately 327 speakers left, most of whom are aging. It should not be confused with the Southeastern dialects of the Finnish language that became the majority language of Ingria in the 17th century with the influx of Lutheran Finnish immigrants (whose descendants, Ingrian Finns, are often referred to as Ingerians). The immigration of Lutheran Finns was promoted by Swedish authorities (who gained the area in 1617 from Russia), as the local population was (and remained) orthodox.


* Paul Ariste 1981. "Keelekontaktid". Tallinn: Valgus. [pt. 2.6. "Kolme läänemere keele hääbumine" lk. 76 - 82] et icon

External links

* [ Ethnologue report for Ingrian]

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