Reinholm’s Romani Word List Deciphered

During the ongoing summer, the staff of Minority Languages Project at the National Library of Finland has been fully employed in making the digitized items more available and usable for the public. One of the tasks has been the transcription of Romani word list of Henrik August Reinholm from the 19th century. The transcription is now openly available at the Fenno-Ugrica collection.

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What Should Be Done? Commentary on the 7th World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

The 7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples took place last week in Lahti. The World Congress unites the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples at a joint forum, aiming to discuss the issues dealing with the preservation and reviving of the languages and cultures of these peoples, as well as issues concerning the rights of indigenous and minority peoples.

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MAA – Nichesourcing the Textbook for the Benefit of An Art Performance

Liiketila art collective and Minority Languages Project of the National Library Finland  have launched a crowdsourcing, or perhaps even a nichesourcing task for the public, aiming to collect spoken Uralic languages to be utilized in an art performance called MAA (land, soil, nation, ground, earth, country).

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Political literature of 1930’s from Komi Republic is available at Fenno-Ugrica

Digitized political legal deposit materials received from the The Komi National Library are now set at Fenno-Ugrica portal. 97 monographs in Komi-Zyrian language written in Molodtsov alphabet have been loaded on the Special collection of Fenno-Ugrica called “Komi National Library”.  Continue reading

Minority Languages Project – An Introduction

The National Library of Finland (NLF) has been awarded by the Kone Foundation to realize the Minority Languages Project in 2016. The project will produce digitized materials mostly in the Uralic languages, but in Yiddish and Romani too. NLF’s objective is to make sure that new corpora in these languages will be made available for the open and interactive use of both the academic community and the language societies.

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