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Moksha language

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Moksha (мокшень кяль, mokšəń käĺ, pronounced ['mɔkʃənʲ kʲælʲ]) is a Mordvinic language of the Uralic family, with around 130,000 native speakers in 2010. Moksha is the majority language in the western part of Mordovia.[5] Its closest relative is the Erzya language, with which it is not mutually intelligible. Moksha is also possibly closely related to the extinct Meshcherian and Muromian languages.[6]

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мокшень кяль pronounced [/'mɔkʃənʲ kælʲ/]
Native toRussia
RegionEuropean Russia
Ethnicity253,000 Mokshas (2010 census)
Native speakers
300,000 claimed to speak "Mordvin" while 20,000 claimed to speak "Moksha Mordvin" (2020 census)[2]
Official status
Official language in
Mordovia (Russia)
Regulated byMordovian Research Institute of Language, Literature, History and Economics
Language codes
ISO 639-2mdf
ISO 639-3mdf
Mordvin languages at the beginning of the 20th century[3][4]
Moksha is classified as Definitely Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
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