Definition of Mordva
1. Noun. A member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia.
Group relationships: Russia, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia
Generic synonyms: Russian
2. Noun. The Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians.
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Literary usage of Mordva
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Early Voyages and Travels to Russia and Persia by Edward Delmar Morgan, Charles Henry Coote, Anthony Jenkinson (1886)
"Nestor, the annalist, speaks of the Mordva, and places them next to their kinsmen, the Meri. In 1104, the Russian prince, ..."
2. Young Folks' History of Russia by Nathan Haskell Dole (1883)
"A tradition kept by the tribe of Mordva, in whose midst A ... On the mountain he saw the Mordva, in long white coats, adoring their god, and he said to his ..."
3. The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to 1877 by Alfred Rambaud, Graeme Mercer Adam (1904)
"The elders of the Mordva, hearing of the Russian ... The prince was rejoiced at this present, which he considered as a mark of submission of the Mordva. ..."
4. World's Columbian Exposition 1893, Chicago: Catalogue of the Russian Section by Soviet Union General'nyi kommisar russkogo otdiela vsemirnoi kolumbovoi vystavki v Chicago (1893)
"Doll: a Mordva woman in a Sunday dress. 2. Mordva towels with lace. 3. Different clothing articles of Mordva women. 4. Mordva embroideries; stools, cushions ..."
5. Catalogue of the Russian Section by Russia, Russia Ministerstvo finansov, Ministerstvo finansov (1893)
"Different clothing articles of Mordva women. 4. Mordva embroideries; stools, cushions, rolls, curtains etc. 5. Cloth made of local flax, ..."
6. A Pedestrian Journey Through Russia and Siberian Tartary: To the Frontiers by John Dundas Cochrane (1829)
"The peace did not last long, for, in 1218, the same grand duke was engaged in a war with the Mordva, and, in 1232, he was again successful in an expedition ..."