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Extinct: no
Family: Uralic
Branch: Finnic
Continent: Europe
Country: Russia
Region: Northern Mordvin ASSR. They are spread out, but there are compact groups of speakers. Also spoken in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Countries Where Spoken: 440,000 in Russia. Population total all countries 500,000 (1994 Tapani Salminen).
Countries Where Official: Russia
Native Speakers: 440,000
Speakers Total: 500,000
Phrasebase members who speak Mordvin at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Mordvin at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Mordvin: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Mordvin: 0
Three Letter Code: MYV
Summary: Quite different from Moksha. Speakers are quite acculturated to national culture and the Russian language. Christian: Russian Orthodox, traditional religion. NT 1824.

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