Ludic language

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Native to Russia (Republic of Karelia)
Region Near northeastern shore of Lake Onega
Native speakers
3,000  (2007)[1]
Latin (Karelian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
recognised as minority language in:
 Republic of Karelia[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lud
Glottolog ludi1246[3]

Ludic or Ludian or Ludic Karelian (Luudi, Lyydi, or lüüdi) is a Finnic language in the Uralic language family. It is considered a transitional language between Olonets Karelian language and Veps language; Ludic originates as a northern dialect of Veps transformed under heavy Karelian influence. It is spoken by 3,000 people in the Republic of Karelia in Russia, near the northwestern shore of Lake Onega, including some child-speakers. All speakers also speak Russian.[4]

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  1. ^ Ludic reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Законодательные акты: О государственной поддержке карельского, вепсского и финского языков в Республике Карелия
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ludian". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ A language of Russian Federation (Europe), "Ludian"[1], Ethnologue, 2010.

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