Karelie leid

Finnic leid

Karelie leid (karjala, karjal or kariela) is a Finnic leid spake maistly in the Roushie Republic o Karelie. Leenguistically Karelie is closely relatit tae the Finnish dialects spake in eastren Finland an some Finnish leenguists e'en classifee'd Karelie as a dialect o Finnish. Karelian isnae tae be ramfeeselt wi the Sootheastren dialects o Finnish, whiles referred tae as karjalaismurteet ('Karelie dialects') in Finland.[5]

Native taeRoushie, Finland
RegionRepublic o Karelie, Tver Oblast
Native speakers
(36,000 citit 1994–2010)[1]
Latin (Karelie alphabet) Cyrilic (Roushie)
Offeecial status
Recognised minority
leid in
Leid codes
ISO 639-2krl
ISO 639-3krl
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Thare is nae single staundart Karelie leid. Ilka writer writes in Karelian accordin tae thair ain byleidal form. Three main written staundarts hae been developit, for North Karelie; Olonets Karelie; an Tver Karelian. Aw variants are written wi the Laitin-based Karelian alphabet, tho the Cyrillic script haes been uised in the past.


  1. Karelie at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Change in the regulation by the president of Finland about European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, 27.11.2009 Archived 2017-10-11 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  3. "Законодательные акты - Правительство Республики Карелия". gov.karelia.ru. Archived frae the original on 11 October 2017. Retrieved 15 Apryle 2017.
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Karelie". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
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