Ludian

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Ludic, Lüüdi, Lüüdikiel, Lyudic, Lyudikovian
Population

3,000 (2012 T. Salminen).

Location

Republic of Kareliya, central Kondopozhsky and eastern Pryazhinsky districts; Olonetsky district, Mikhaylovskoye region; also in Leningradskaya Oblast’.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Ludian is transitional between Livvi-Karelian [olo] and Veps [vep]. Separate from Karelian [krl] and Livvi-Karelian [olo].

Language Use

Very few children (Salminen 2007). Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Ludian Society founded in Finland in 1998. Literary language development beginning (Salminen 2007).