Muromian

Facts

  • Language: Muromian
  • Alternate names: muroma
  • Language code:
  • Language family: Uralic, Finno-Volgaic
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script:

Introduction

Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Muromian-map.png
An approximative map of the non-Varangian cultures in European Russia, in the 9th century.
The Muromian area is shown in green

Muromian was an Uralic language spoken by the Muromian tribe, in what is today the Murom region in Russia. Very little is known about the language, but it was probably closely related to the Mordvinic languages Moksha? and Erzya?. Muromian probably became extinct in the Middle Ages around 1000 AD, as the Muromians were assimilated by the Slavs.