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Votic language

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Votic or Votian is the language spoken by the Votes of Ingria.

Their own ethnic name is Vadjalain (plural: Vadjalaizőt). The Votes speak a Finno-Ugric language which is close to extinction. In 1989 there were still 62 persons left, the youngest of them was born in 1930.

Under Soviet rule, the population diminished by 90% between 1926 and 1959. Since then, the Votes have, as far as possible, concealed their Votic identity, pretending to be Russian in the predominantly Russian environment.

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et:Vadja keel fr:Vote (langue) hu:Vót nyelv fi:Vatjan kieli

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