Ugrian


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Ugrian: Ob Ugrian

Ugrian

(yo͞o`grēən, o͞o`–) or

Ugric

(yo͞o`grĭk, o͞o`–), subgroup of the Finno-Ugric group of languages, which is, in turn, a subdivision of the Uralic subfamily of the Ural-Altaic family of languages. See Finno-Ugric languagesFinno-Ugric languages
, also called Finno-Ugrian languages, group of languages forming a subdivision of the Uralic subfamily of the Ural-Altaic family of languages (see Uralic and Altaic languages).
..... Click the link for more information.
; Uralic and Altaic languagesUralic and Altaic languages
, two groups of related languages thought by many scholars to form a single Ural-Altaic linguistic family. However, other authorities hold that the Uralic and Altaic groups constitute two unconnected and separate language families.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
References in periodicals archive ?
Until 3,000 years ago, the Proto-Samoyed, the ancestors of the Enets, the Nenets, the Nganasan, and the Selkup (and also the Kamasians, Koybal, and Mator, Altaic peoples that conserved their languages, closely related to Selkup until the 19th century) were neighbors of the Ugrians of the Ob.