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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Finno-Ugric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to that group of peoples which speak either Finnic or Ugrian languages.
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- n. a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions)
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The Magyar traditional five tone pentatonic scale echoes their Oriental and Finno-Ugrian nomadic beginnings, indeed the Magyar language is linguistically very close to Japanese.
The Hungarians were themselves nomads of the Finno-Ugrian family.
Turkish origin of the Magyars, while Pál Hunfalvy and his followers place them in the Finno-Ugrian division of languages of a Ural-Altaic stem and look for the original home of the race in the region of the
+ Hybrid races: (1) Finno-Ugrian hybrid race; (2) Berber hybrid race.
The negro on the Gold Coast prays for his daily rice and yams, the Zulu for cattle and for corn, the Samoan for abundant food, the Finno-Ugrian for rain to make his crops grow; the Peruvian prayed for health and prosperity.
That host was Turkish, but closely allied in origin, language, and habits with the Finno-Ugrian settlers on the Ural.
"While languages like German, Italian, French belong to what is known as 'modern European languages' find favour with most students, those who come to study Slavic and Finno-Ugrian language courses, study them to broaden their horizons and for the different perspective these courses offer about the western world," says RK Nagpal, the head of the department who teaches
The Hungarian language belongs to the Ugrian group of the Finno-Ugrian language family.
One had to wait some twenty years until the outbreak of the so-called "Ugrian-Turkic war", the passionate scholarly debate in which Vámbéry was opposed by his former friend Budenz, and which made the theory of the exclusive Finno-Ugrian origin official for a century.
Only recent scholarship has rehabilitated Vámbéry to a certain extent by saying that the Finno-Ugrian substratum of Hungarian language was enriched during the centuries of nomadic life in the steppe by such a great amount of Turkic elements both in its vocabulary and its grammar that it brought fundamental changes to the language.