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rusyn language
The RusynLanguage is an EastSlavicLanguage of the Ukraine. SIL code: RUE. ISO 639-2: sla. Population: Population total both countries 50,000 or more. Region: Transcarpathian Oblast of Ukraine. Also possibly in Romania. Alternate names: RUTHENIAN, CARPATHIAN, CARPATHO-RUSYN. Comments: Rusyn is called a dialect of Ukrainian, but speakers are reported to consider themselves distinct from Ukrainians. Standard Ukrainian used for literature, signs. Investigation needed: bilingual proficiency in Ukrainian. Radio programs, TV. Christian. Also spoken in: Slovakia. (Language name: RUSYN.) Population: 50,000 in Slovakia (1991 census). Alternate names: RUTHENIAN, CARPATHIAN, CARPATHO-RUSYN. Dialects: LEMKO. Comments: Rusyn is sometimes called a dialect of Ukrainian, but speakers are reported to consider themselves distinct from Ukrainians. Nearly two-thirds have assimilated culturally and linguistically with the Slovaks. Some ethnic Rusyns in Yugoslavia are reported to speak Eastern Slovak, Sarish dialect, not Rusyn. In 1995 it was declared a normative, codified language in Slovakia, can formally be taught in schools, used for publications, school textbooks. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Ukrainian, bilingual proficiency in Slovak. Dictionary. Radio programs, TV. Christian. See main entry under Ukraine.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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Instancescontent bearing physicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 east slavic languageOf the 18 SlavicLanguages, four are classified as an EastSlavicLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 entityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 human languageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 indo european languageThere are 433 languages categorized as an IndoEuropeanLanguage, forming a major family of the world's languages and including many of the most familiar languages of Europe and South Asia.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 languageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 linguistic expressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 physicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 slavic languageA SlavicLanguage is any of 18 closely related IndoEuropeanLanguages spoken in central and eastern Europe.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 spoken human languageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
Belongs to Class indo european language


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