Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
The Izhorians (sg. ižoralaine) can still be found in the Western part of Ingria, between the Narva and Neva rivers. The Izhorian language is sometimes distinguished as a native language of the Orthodox population with respect to Ingrian, a language originally spoken by the Lutheran immigrants from Finland.
In 1989, 820 self-designated Izhorians, thereof 302 speakers of their Finnic language, were registered. The language, close to Karelian, is used primarily by members of the older generation. It is bound for extinction.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details