An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies,
Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions
by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.




Winter in Aulanko in southern Finland
[From a photographic "Year in Finland"]



Meta-Category Links
for All Finno-Ugric Peoples

"The Origin of Finnish and Related Languages" was written for Virtual Finland by Professor Ulla-Maija Kulonen of the Department of Finno-Ugrian Studies at the University of Helsinki.  She gives a good overview of her topic and includes these sub-topics (along with good photos of various peoples -- and a clickable map): Present-day Finno-Ugrian languages and their territories; The Baltic-Finnic group; The Saami language group; Central Russia is home to the Mari, the Mordvin, the Komi and the Udmurt; The Mari and the Mordvin language; Permian languages; Ugric languages.

This is a useful excerpt from her opening:

...Finnish belongs to the Baltic-Finnic group of the Finno-Ugrian or Uralic language family. It is the largest language in its group, the next largest being Estonian. The Baltic-Finnic language group is one of the westernmost branches of the Finno-Ugrian language family; only the Sámi territory in western and northern Norway extends further west. In the east, the domain of the language family extends to the Yenisey river and the Taimyr peninsula, and the farthest outpost to the south comprises the Hungarians, in the Carpathian basin of Central Europe....
For Finno-Ugric genetics, which do not necessarily align with Finno-Ugric linguistics, see this related page written by another scholar for Virtual Finland [Note: this link is double-listed and annotated on my Finland page.]

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Latest Updates:
20 May 2000 [activated Finland page];
24 May 2000 [added 2 links to this page & activated Hungary, although little is there];
21 August 2001 (added Central Europe to this category); 6 September 2001 (updated menu).