Northern Russian dialects

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Map of the Russian dialects of the primary formation (Northern Russian is dark green)

The northern Russian dialects make up one of the main groups of the Russian dialects.


List of sub-dialects[edit]



  • A suffixed definite article -to, -ta, -te similarly existing in Bulgarian and Macedonian.[2]
  • 3rd person verbal ending with non-palatalized -t as in Standard Russian.


Northern dialects are characterized by a number of words like, изба ('log hut'), квашня, озимь ('winter crop'), лаять ('to bark'), ухват, орать ('to plough'), жито ('rye'), беседки ('gathering'), шибко ('very much'), баской ('beautiful') and others. It has also about 200 words of Uralic origin.


  1. ^ Crosswhite 2000, p. 109.
  2. ^ a b c Sussex & Cubberley 2006, pp. 521–526.


  • Crosswhite, Katherine Margaret (2000), "Vowel Reduction in Russian: A Unified Account of Standard, Dialectal, and 'Dissimilative' Patterns" (PDF), University of Rochester Working Papers in the Language Sciences, 1 (1): 107–172, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-06
  • Sussex, Roland; Cubberley, Paul (2006). "Dialects of Russian". The Slavic languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 521–526. ISBN 978-0-521-22315-7.

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