Today, we have released the ultimately final set of materials in the course of Minority Languages Project. There are now three more journals from Komi (Udarnik, Kultura front and Vyԉ voјvyv) and three journals from Udmurtia (Proletаr kylburet udysyn, Piči demenči and Kuzʹyli) at the Fenno-Ugrica collection.
Category Archives: Minority Languages Project
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.
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.
Arthur Thesleff’s Manuscripts on the Roma and the Romani Language Published Online
In the course of the Minority Languages Project, the National Library of Finland has published the manuscripts of Arthur Thesleff (1871-1920) on Roma culture and Romani language online at the Zingarica collection.
National Library releases resources in Sami languages for free online use
The National Library’s Digitisation Project of Minority Languages has digitised Sami language resources for online use. The resources are available freely through the Fenno-Ugrica collection.
More Komi-Zyrian Monographs at Fenno-Ugrica
In the course of the Minority Languages Project, the National Library of Finland has relased the next set of materials in Uralic languages at Fenno-Ugrica. There are now available more than 120 monographs in Komi-Zyrian, mainly from the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Continue reading
International Romani Day – Zingarica Collection Released
The International Romani Day will be celebrated on the 8th of April. In the course of this event, the National Library of Finland is proud to release the Zingarica online collection. The material has been digitized within the Minority Languages Project, and it is funded by Kone Foundation.
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).
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.