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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Vodian, Vote, Votian, Votic, Votish
Population

25 (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 64 (2010 census).

Location

Leningrad province: Saint Petersburg area, Kingisepp.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

East Vod, West Vod. Intelligible with Standard Estonian [ekk] of the northeast coast.

Language Use

Prefer Russian [rus] in daily communication (Salminen 2007). Home. Elderly only. All also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Last speakers of East Vod dialect died in the 1960s (Salminen 2007).

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