AskDefine | Define Votyak

Dictionary Definition



1 a member of the Finno-Ugric-speaking people living in eastern European Russia [syn: Udmurt]
2 the Finnic language spoken by the Votyak people [syn: Udmurt]

Extensive Definition

The Udmurts are a people who speak the Udmurt language. Through history they have been known in Russian as Chud Otyatskaya (чудь отяцкая), Otyaks, or Votyaks (most known name), and in Tatar as Ar.
Most Udmurt people live in Udmurtia. Small groups live in the neighboring areas: Kirov Oblast and Perm Krai of Russia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and Mari El.
The Udmurt population is shrinking; there are about 637,000 of them today, while there were 746,562 in 1989.

External links

Votyak in Catalan: Udmurts
Votyak in Chuvash: Удмуртсем
Votyak in German: Udmurten
Votyak in Persian: اودمورت
Votyak in French: Oudmourtes
Votyak in Hungarian: Udmurtok
Votyak in Japanese: ウドムルト人
Votyak in Norwegian: Udmurter
Votyak in Norwegian Nynorsk: Udmurtar
Votyak in Polish: Udmurci
Votyak in Russian: Удмурты
Votyak in Serbian: Удмурти
Votyak in Serbo-Croatian: Udmurti
Votyak in Ukrainian: Удмурти
Votyak in Finnish: Udmurtit
Votyak in Swedish: Udmurter
Votyak in Chinese: 乌德穆尔特人
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