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Savakots (Savakot, Savaki) is an ethnic group of Ingermanlandia Finns. They are descendants of the migrants resettled in the 17th century to Ingermanlandia from the province of Savo in Eastern Finland. The culture and dialect of Savakots were closer to Finns-Suomi than the ones of the other group called Evremeiset. Savakots lived on the Karelian Isthmus in the environs of Koltushi (see Koltushi Village), Mga Urban Settlement, Moloskovitsy and Gubanitsy villages. On the Duderhof Heights near Ropsha the Savakots lived together with the Evremeiset alternately (strip farming). According to the data of P.I.Keppen in the middle of the 19th century there were 43 thousand Savakots. At the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries the group self-awareness of Savakots changed into the general Finnish one as a result of the process of ethnic consolidation. The name of the ethnic group - Savakots was out of use in the 20th century.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Keppen, Pyotr Ivanovich

Topographical landmarks/Duderhof Heights, the
Neighbouring Territories/Finland
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Gubanitsi Village
Historical Toponyms/Ingermanlandia (Ingria)
Topographical landmarks/Karelian Isthmus, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Mga Urban Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Moloskovitsi Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District/Ropsha Settlement

Чистяков А.Ю. Этнические группы ингерманландских финнов в 18-19 вв. // Петербургские чтения 97. Петербург и Россия. СПб., 1997., 160-166

Subject Index
Ayramoiset, an ethnic group of Ingermanlandia Finns
Finns of Ingermanlandia
Koltushi Rural Settlement

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