Veps language

  • veps
    vepsän kelʹ
    native torussia
    regionkarelia
    ingria
    vologda oblast
    veps national volost
    ethnicity5,900 veps (2010 census)[1]
    native speakers
    1,600 (2010 census)[1]
    language family
    uralic
    • finnic
      • eastern
        • veps
    writing system
    latin (vepsian alphabet)
    official status
    recognised minority
    language in
    republic of karelia[2]
    language codes
    iso 639-3vep
    veps1250[3]

    the veps language (also known as vepsian language; natively as vepsän kelʹ, vepsän keli, or vepsä), spoken by the vepsians (also known as veps), belongs to the finnic group of the uralic languages. closely related to finnish and karelian, veps is also written using latin script.

    according to soviet statistics, 12,500 people were self-designated ethnic veps at the end of 1989.

    according to the location of the people, the language is divided into three main dialects: northern veps (at lake onega to the south of petrozavodsk, to the north of the river svir, including the former veps national volost), central veps (in the saint petersburg region and vologda oblast), and southern veps (in the saint petersburg region). the northern dialect seems the most distinct of the three; however, it is still mutually intelligible for speakers of the other two dialects. speakers of the northern dialect call themselves "ludi" (lüdikad), or lüdilaižed.

    in russia, more than 350 children learn the veps language in a total of 5 national schools.[4]

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Veps
vepsän kelʹ
Native toRussia
RegionKarelia
Ingria
Vologda Oblast
Veps National Volost
Ethnicity5,900 Veps (2010 census)[1]
Native speakers
1,600 (2010 census)[1]
Uralic
Latin (Vepsian alphabet)
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3vep
veps1250[3]

The Veps language (also known as Vepsian language; natively as vepsän kelʹ, vepsän keli, or vepsä), spoken by the Vepsians (also known as Veps), belongs to the Finnic group of the Uralic languages. Closely related to Finnish and Karelian, Veps is also written using Latin script.

According to Soviet statistics, 12,500 people were self-designated ethnic Veps at the end of 1989.

According to the location of the people, the language is divided into three main dialects: Northern Veps (at Lake Onega to the south of Petrozavodsk, to the north of the river Svir, including the former Veps National Volost), Central Veps (in the Saint Petersburg region and Vologda Oblast), and Southern Veps (in the Saint Petersburg region). The Northern dialect seems the most distinct of the three; however, it is still mutually intelligible for speakers of the other two dialects. Speakers of the Northern dialect call themselves "Ludi" (lüdikad), or lüdilaižed.

In Russia, more than 350 children learn the Veps language in a total of 5 national schools.[4]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wepsies
Alemannisch: Wepsische Sprache
asturianu: Idioma vepsiu
azərbaycanca: Veps dili
беларуская: Вепская мова
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вэпская мова
български: Вепски език
brezhoneg: Vepseg
буряад: Вепс хэлэн
català: Vepse
Чӑвашла: Вепс чĕлхи
čeština: Vepština
davvisámegiella: Vepsägiella
eesti: Vepsa keel
Ελληνικά: Βεψική γλώσσα
español: Idioma vepsio
Esperanto: Vepsa lingvo
فارسی: زبان وپس
Fiji Hindi: Veps bhasa
français: Vepse
Gaelg: Vepsish
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Veps-ngî
한국어: 벱스어
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Veps
italiano: Lingua vepsa
Kiswahili: Kiveps
коми: Вепс кыв
кырык мары: Вепс йӹлмӹ
latviešu: Vepsu valoda
лезги: Вепс чӀал
lietuvių: Vepsų kalba
Livvinkarjala: Vepsän kieli
magyar: Vepsze nyelv
македонски: Вепски јазик
მარგალური: ვეპსური ნინა
Nederlands: Wepsisch
日本語: ヴェプス語
norsk: Vepsisk
norsk nynorsk: Vepsisk
олык марий: Вепс йылме
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Veps tili
Перем Коми: Вепс кыв
Piemontèis: Lenga Veps
português: Língua vepes
Scots: Veps leid
svenska: Vepsiska
Tagalog: Wikang Veps
татарча/tatarça: Вепс теле
Türkçe: Vepsçe
удмурт: Вепс кыл
українська: Вепська мова
vepsän kel’: Vepsän kel'
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Veps
粵語: 維普森文
žemaitėška: Vepsu kalba
中文: 维普森语