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Komi celebrated Komi Language and Writing Day

On the third Sunday of May, which this year fell on 19 May, the Russian Federation celebrated the first Komi Language and Literature Day, which became a national holiday in 2023.

29.05.2024

30 years of Erzya Language Day

On 16 April, the Erzya Language Day is celebrated, as decided by the Foundation for Saving the Erzya Language, which was set up in 1993 to support the Erzya national movement. The Foundation itself was named after the linguist Anatoly Ryabov (1894-1838), whose birthday, 16 April, became the date for the celebration of the day in 1994.

16.04.2024

Erzya writer, scientist and societal figure Nuyan Vidyaz 90 years

Nuyan Vidyaz (Yevgeny Chetvergov) was one of the founders of the Mordvin (Erzya and Moksha) national organisation Mastorava in 1989. In 1993, however, he felt that the Erzya needed to organise separately. He was one of the founders of the Erzya Language Foundation (1993-2019). From 1994 to 2017, he was editor-in-chief of Erzyan Mastor, a newspaper published by the Foundation.

11.04.2024

In memoriam Dmitry Tsygankin

Dmitry Tsygankin (25 October 1925–21 November 2023), a linguist from Mordovia, has passed away. He was born in the village of Mokshalei in the Chamzino …

30.11.2023

FSB detained Erzya leaders, opened criminal proceedings

The FSB has opened a criminal case against what it calls an extremist organisation founded by ethnic nationalists.

09.11.2023

University of Eastern Finland leads programme to revive Karelian

The Karelian language revitalisation project has received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland to continue the programme.

07.09.2023

New language technology developed for Uralic languages

This year, there has been progress in developing modern software for the Uralic languages. Programmes related to Udmurt and Mari are being developed, in addition to a Uralic-language machine translation engine at the University of Tartu.

18.07.2023

Mordvins in Russian Federation celebrated Erzya Language Day

Since 1993, April 16 has been celebrated as the Erzya Language Day. Some years ago, the day was changed in the Russian Federation to the Mordvin Language Day.

19.04.2023

Estonian Mordvins celebrated Erzya Language Day

Mordvins living in Estonia celebrated the Erzya Language Day on April 14. The event was organised by the Estonian Mordvin Culture Society and the Erzya Cultural Association Syatko at the Tallinn Folk High School.

19.04.2023

Komi Language and Writing Day officially celebrated in Republic of Komi

The Komi Language and Writing Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of May in the Republic of Komi.

18.04.2023

Saami Language Centre opened in Murmansk

The Sami Language Support Centre has been opened at the Institute of Linguistics of the Murmansk Arctic State University. The university is the only institution in Russia that teaches the Sami language in the master's degree.

10.04.2023

Videos of Fenno-Ugria Night showcase at Tallinn Music Week 2019

Fenno-Ugria is happy to publicize the videos of our performers at Fenno-Ugria Night showcase at the festival of tomorrows music, arts and ideas – Tallinn Music …

27.05.2019