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The above 1935 map shows the areas where the Eastern Karelian and Vepsä people live(d). The area is between Lake Ladoga (Laatokka) on the left, and Lake Onega (Äänisjärvi) on the right. Karelian is quite understandable to Finns; the Vepsä dialect has a lot of Russian loan words, and the Korelian people further east are Finns in their cultural traits but have been Russified even more linguistically.

///// Vepsä areas
\\\\\ Karelian areas
/\/\/\/\/ Pine bogs
Vepsä Seura (Society)
Vepsä Russian Site Museum
Google translation of Vepsä Russian site