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Uralic and Slavic Contact
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Despite recurring statements to the contrary, there is no evidence of a Uralic substratum in Common Slavic. Northwestern Uralic was separated from Slavic by Baltic, therefore direct contacts between (Proto-)Finnic and Slavic only began with the Slavic expansion from the mid-1st millennium CE onward. The Slavicization of northern and central Russia gave rise to contacts of diverse types at different times, while, from the…

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Kallio, Petri and Laakso, Johanna, “Uralic and Slavic Contact”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032004>
First published online: 2020

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