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Antero Warelius
Antero Warelius (14 July 1821 – 16 January 1904) was a Finnish priest and writer. He had interest in the Finnish language, that he studied and contributed to promote as a national language. Warelius was born in the village of Varila, part of the municipality of Tyrvää, Satakunta county. He served as a priest in western Finland, and between 1869 and 1900 he was vicar in Loimaa. He studied at the University of Helsinki, where he became interested in the academic ambitions of the Finnish language, and with support of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg he travelled to conduct ethnographic studies of his country, collecting his results in the article ''Bidrag till Finlands kännedom i etnografiskt hänseende'' ("Contributions to the knowledge of Finland with respect to ethnography"), published on the ''Suomi'' journal. In this work he drew the boundary between the regions populated by the Tavastian and Karelian tribes based, among other things, on a survey of the ...
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Karelia
Karelia ( Karelian and fi, Karjala, ; rus, Каре́лия, links=y, r=Karélija, p=kɐˈrʲelʲɪjə, historically ''Korjela''; sv, Karelen), the land of the Karelian people, is an area in Northern Europe of historical significance for Russia (including the Soviet era), Finland, and Sweden. It is currently divided between northwestern Russia (specifically the federal subjects of the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast) and Finland (the regions of South Karelia, North Karelia, and the eastern portion of modern-day Kymenlaakso). Use of name Various subdivisions may be called Karelia. Finnish Karelia was a historical province of Finland, and is now divided between Finland and Russia, often called just ''Karjala'' in Finnish. The eastern part of this chiefly Lutheran area was ceded to Russia after the Winter War of 1939–40. The Republic of Karelia is a Russian federal subject, including East Karelia with a chiefly Russian Orthodox population. Within pr ...
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19th-century Finnish Writers
The 19th (nineteenth) century began on 1 January 1801 ( MDCCCI), and ended on 31 December 1900 ( MCM). The 19th century was the ninth century of the 2nd millennium. The 19th century was characterized by vast social upheaval. Slavery was abolished in much of Europe and the Americas. The First Industrial Revolution, though it began in the late 18th century, expanding beyond its British homeland for the first time during this century, particularly remaking the economies and societies of the Low Countries, the Rhineland, Northern Italy, and the Northeastern United States. A few decades later, the Second Industrial Revolution led to ever more massive urbanization and much higher levels of productivity, profit, and prosperity, a pattern that continued into the 20th century. The Islamic gunpowder empires fell into decline and European imperialism brought much of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and almost all of Africa under colonial rule. It was also marked by the collapse of the large S ...
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