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Veps

 

(self-designation: Vepsa, Bepsa, Ludinkau), people related to the Karelians. They live in small groups among the Russian population in a number of raions of the Leningrad and Vologda oblasts of the RSFSR and the Karelian ASSR. Population, 16,000 (1959 census). The language is Veps (a Finno-Ugric language), although Russian is also spoken. The Veps are descendants of the Ves’, an ancient Finnic tribe. Most of the Veps are engaged in agriculture.

REFERENCES

Malinovskaia, Z. P. “Iz materialov po etnografii vepsov.” In Zapadnofinskii sb. Leningrad, 1930.
Pimenov, V. V. Vepsy. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.
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Alphabetical listing of abbreviated names of Vepsian localities with numbering according to linguistic maps
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1) The figure in parentheses is the number of the question for the Linguistic Atlas of the Vepsian Language.
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The abovementioned Onega Vepsian lamenter also made wind-raising sweeping movements over the grave; upon arriving on the grave, she also pronounced the formula, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" (Welcome, daddy, Jesus has risen, all the deceased have come), as though thereby carrying yet again out the cosmogonic waking act, the specific function of which was to begin communication with the deceased in a customary manner (Vinogradov & Lozanova 1941, 109; also Honko 1974, 29 f.
1) Lamenting has, however, been preserved up to the very recent past or even the present among the Estonians' closest linguistic relatives--the Setu and other eastern Balto-Finnic peoples, such as the Votians, Izhorians, Ingrian Finns, Karelians, and Vepsians, where an areal symbiosis is taking place with North Russian regional cultures (cf.
They also suggested, without going into any details, that the Olonets Karelian and Vepsian data may also result from J.
It seems extremely unlikely that, while compiling the Olonets Karelian, Vepsian, and later also the Nenets glossaries (not to say about the glossaries from his later travels) himself, A.
The word-lists from the Lapp dialects of Nuorti[jarvi] and Songelsk, as well as from Olonets Karelian and Vepsian, have not been reproduced in the above mentioned works, and I will not exclude that they may still be of importance not only from the viewpoint of research history.
Words attested in the southwestern Finnic periphery (Livonian) and in the northeast (either Vepsian or Ludian) are here regarded as distributionally all-Finnic; such words number 33 in total, and 13 of them are attested in all the seven Finnic languages.