Mordvin

Mordvin

[mawrd-vin]
noun
1.
a member of a Uralic people living in scattered communities in the middle Volga basin, especially between Nizhni Novgorod and Saratov.
2.
the Finnic language of the Mordvin, with two major dialects, sometimes considered distinct languages.
Also, Mordvinian [mawrd-vin-ee-uhn] .


Origin:
< Russian mordvín, derivative of the collective noun mordvá, of uncertain origin

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Mordvin (ˈmɔːdvɪn)
 
n , -vin, -vins
1.  a member of a Finnish people of the middle Volga region, living chiefly in the Mordvinian Republic
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family

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