Seminar about Komi speakers at Uppsala

The Komi, who speak a Uralic language related to Finnish and Hungarian, live mostly in the Komi Republic and the Komi-Permyak Okrug in the east of European Russia, but there are also Komi speakers in a number of diaspora settlements in a wide swathe of territory from the Kola Peninsula to northwestern Siberia. In his talk Professor Blokland will look specifically at the language(s) spoken by diaspora groups and their relationship to the standard varieties of Komi.

Rogier Blokland is Professor of Finno-Ugric languages at Uppsala University.