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Ayramoiset, an ethnic group of Ingermanlandia Finns

Subject / Ethnic culture/Ethnic communities

The Ayramoiset (Ayramoiset, Evremeisy, Evrimeisy) is an ethnic group of the Finns of Ingermanlandia. Descendants of the migrants of the 17th century to Ingermanlandia from the region of Euryapyae on the Karelian Isthmus. The Ayramoiset kept archaic elements of culture more than the Savakots. In the 19th century Ayramoiset women's clothes differ in the shirt with embroidery (usually red). The dialect of Ayramoiset is close to the dialects of Izhora. The Ayramoiset lived on the Karelian Isthmus in the environs of Vartemyagi Village and Toksovo Urban Settlement, Lisino-Korpus Settlement, along the south coast of the Gulf of Finland - from Strelna to the Soikinsky Peninsula. On the Duderhof Heights (in the environs of Ropsha Settlement) they settled alternately with Savakots (strip farming). The researchers of the 19th related the Finns of Ingermanlandia from the Kurgalsky Peninsula and interfluve of the Luga and Narva rivers to the Ayramoiset. Nowadays the Finns are considered as a separate group - descendants of the migrants from the islands of the Gulf of Finland. According to the data of P.I.Keppen in the 19th century there were 29 thousand of Ayramoiset. At the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries the group self-consciousness of Ayramoiset replaced with the general Finnish one as a result of the process of ethnic consolidation. The ethnic name Ayramoiset was out of used in the 20th century.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Keppen, Pyotr Ivanovich

Topographical landmarks/Duderhof Heights, the
Historical Toponyms/Euryapyae, region in the Karelian Isthmus
Topographical landmarks/Gulf of Finland, the
Historical Toponyms/Ingermanlandia (Ingria)
Topographical landmarks/Karelian Isthmus, the
Topographical landmarks/Kurgalsky Peninsula, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Lisino-Korpus Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Luga River, the
Topographical landmarks/Narva River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Novoye Toksovo Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District/Ropsha Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Soikinsky Peninsula, the
Saint-Petersburg City/Strelna Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Vartyemyagi Village

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

Subject Index
Finns of Ingermanlandia
Izhora (Izhora men)

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