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Votic in memrise 

Numbers in votic




Votic is a small language spoken in ingria, it is spoken in the Villages of Krakolye, Luutsa and Liivicylä. It is also spoken in St-Petersburg where many Votians have moved. It might still be spoken in kukkuzi, in 2009 still 3 speakers of kukkuzi Votic were located.

Krakolye population: 110

Luutsa population: 84

(kukkuzi) : 942

Liivcylä: no information

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Votians documentary

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Votes are a finno ugric people who speak an endangered language. Votes are indeginius to the Leningrad outblast along with the ingrians. Today votian is endangered but it is being revived and with only 10 native speakers could even have up to 70 speakers in total. All native speakers live in Russia, altough there are second language speakers in Finland, Estonia and other neighbouring countries, Votic is teached in schools in the Votic villages, thus the high number of non native speakers compared to natives. Out of the 10 native speakers, only about 6 are fully fluent.


Votic only has one alive dialect, but the language still varies in each village, while still being mutualy integible. The kukkuzi dialect is unknown, it was declared extinct in 1970 but speakers were still located in 2006.