- Ingrian language
iso3=izhThe Ingrian language (also called Izhorian) is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by the (mainly orthodox)
Izhoriansof Ingria. It has approximately 327 speakers left, most of whom are aging. It should not be confused with the Southeastern dialects of the Finnish languagethat became the majority language of Ingria in the 17th century with the influx of LutheranFinnish 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 Ariste1981. "Keelekontaktid". Tallinn: Valgus. [pt. 2.6. "Kolme läänemere keele hääbumine" lk. 76 - 82] et icon
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=izh Ethnologue report for Ingrian]
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