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Finnic

Finnic may refer to Finnish-similar languages spoken close to the Gulf of Finland, see: Finno-Ugric languages.

Finnic may also refer to the peoples speaking these languages, and their farmer-hunter culture, traditionally living in Karelia, Ingria, Estonia, Finland, Northernmost Norway and Northern Sweden. Finnic used in this way establish the contrast to the nomadic Saamis, but also to the Slavonics, the Balts and the Scandinavians (or the Germanic peoples).



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