Ludic language

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Native to Russia (Republic of Karelia)
Region Near northeastern shore of Lake Onega
Native speakers
3,000  (2012)[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 transitional between Olonets Karelian language and Veps language.[1] It originated as a northern dialect of Veps transformed under heavy Karelian influence.[citation needed] It is spoken by 3,000 people in the Republic of Karelia in Russia, near the northwestern shore of Lake Onega, including a few children.

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  1. ^ a b Ludic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  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. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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