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Doukhobors, Language of the
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The entry provides an overview of the comunity and language of Doukhobors (or Duxobors; Ru duxobor[c]y), religious dissenters inspired by other dissident groups, which had emerged in Russia as a late offshoot of the Great Schism (Ru Raskol). The Great Schism refers to the splitting of the Russian Orthodox Church into an official church (New Belief) and Old Believers movement (Old Belief) in the mid-17th century, triggered by the 1653 reforms of Patriarch Nikon. Doukhobors are o…

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Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz, “Doukhobors, Language of the”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_034771>
First published online: 2020

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