Where on earth do they speak Karelian?

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Language: Karelian
Number of speakers: 25600
Language code: krl
Alternate names: Karel'skiy Jazyk, Karelian, Karelian Proper, Karely, Severno-Karel'skij, Sobstvenno-Karel'skij-Jazyk
Where spoken: Finland, Russia

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  • Language classification: Uralic, Finnic
  • Dialects: Kalinin, Norgorod, Northern Karelian, Novgorod, Southern Karelian, Tver
  • Also spoken in: Russian Federation
  • Region: Karelia Republic; Saint Petersburg; Murmansk Province; Tver Province, mainly Tolmachi area, Maksatikha and Ves’yegonsk. Also in Finland.