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Revival of the multivocal Karelian language begins at UEF

The University of Eastern Finland has been entrusted with leading the revitalisation of the Karelian language. Due to the diversity and dispersion of the language community, the task is challenging. On a positive note, the Karelian language is experiencing a new kind of boom among young people.

  • Text Nina Venhe | Photos Varpu Heiskanen and Helka Riionheimo

The language community is very diverse and multivocal both geographically and internally.

Helka Riionheimo

Professor of Karelian Language and Culture

Garden in Ruskeala village.