Antal Reguly

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Antal Reguly (Hungarian: Reguly Antal) (1819—1858) was a Hungarian linguist and ethnographer notable for his contribution to the study of Uralic languages. In 1843-4 he became the first ethnographer to visit the Mansi (Vogul) people to collect data on their language and folklore. Reguly's field work among the Uralic peoples of Russia ruined his health and he died young, leaving much of the material he had collected to be edited by his successors, who included Pál Hunfalvy. Reguly also visited Finland and translated parts of the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala, into Hungarian.

See also[edit]

  • Matthias Castrén (Reguly's Finnish contemporary who conducted similar field work among the Uralic peoples of Russia)


  • The Uralic Languages ed. Daniel Mario Abondolo (Taylor & Francis, 1998)
  • Wickman, Bo (1988). "The History of Uralic Linguistics". In Sinor, Denis. The Uralic Languages: description, history and foreign influences. Leiden: Brill. pp. 792–818.