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Mongolic and Slavic Contact
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Intensive Mongolic–Slavic contacts started in the 13th century, as Turco-Mongolian troops led by Mongolian rulers invaded Eastern Europe. The Mongolian warriors spoke Middle Mongolian, and their contacts with locals brought a set of loanwords into East Slavic languages, mostly into Russian. The Russian expansion to east Siberia in the 17th century and the Mongolic-speaking Kalmyk migration to Russia of the late 16th century created conditions for linguistic interactions between Russian and Mongo…

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Gruntov, Ilˈja, “Mongolic and Slavic Contact”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032502>
First published online: 2020

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