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Doukhobors, Language of the
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Doukhobors (or Duxobors; Ru duxobor[c]y) are 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 (Ru Raskol) 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 one of many non-Orthodox Russian ethno-confessional subgr…

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Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz, “Doukhobors, Language of the”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_034771>
First published online: 2020

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