Minority languages of Russia
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Veps (Vepsian) language - one of the Finno-Ugric languages (Balto-Finnic group). Spoken in the Republic of Karelia (Veps national district), Leningrad and Vologda regions. The number of the Veps in Russia is 12,1 thousand. 51,3 % of them regard Veps as their mother tongue, 48,3 % Russian. Northern, Central and Southern dialects.
A Veps written language was created in the 1930's, but was soon discontinued. A new literary language based on the Latin alphabet has been elaborated since the late 1980's.
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