Erzya

Facts

  • Language: Erzya
  • Alternate names: Erzia, Mordvin, Mordvin-Erzya
  • Language code: myv
  • Language family: Uralic, Mordvin
  • Number of speakers: 514330
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

More information:

    Introduction

    The Erzya language, or Erzian, is spoken by about 37,000 people in the northern, eastern and north-western parts of the Republic of Mordovia and adjacent regions of Nizhny Novgorod, Chuvashia, Penza, Samara, Saratov, Orenburg, Ulyanovsk, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan in Russia. In Mordovia, Erzya is co-official with Moksha and Russian.

    The Erzya Verb

    Verbs are marked for tense, mood, person and number.