Dialects of Western Russia


Source:  Timberlake, Alan. 1993. Russian. The Slavonic Languages, ed. by Bernard Comrie and Grenville G. Corbett, 827-886. London, New York: Routledge.
Date Digitized:  June 2011

Map Description:
A number of movements throughout history have contributed to the dialectal distribution shown by this map. This includes the movement of the Musovite norms which eroded ancestral dialect features, meaning that such dialect features have not been preserved around the Moscow area. To illustrate this, Moscow has been added to this map for reference. This map shows individual dialect areas of western Russia, but also categorises them into three larger groups according to colour: northern dialects, central dialects and southern dialects.


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