Finnish Folk Poetry

A 34-volume collection of Finnic oral poetry, lyric, short rhymes, incantations etc., collected and recorded from the 16th century to the 1930s and published mostly between 1908 and 1948, with a supplement volume published in 1997. The corpus is multilingual, with texts in Finnish, Karelian, Olonets, Ludian, Votic, Izhorian, Latin and Swedish.

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