The Project Kolme
Three years, three youth organizations, and three camps. Kolme is a brand new project between three Baltic-Finnic minority languages that aims to strengthen youths identity and sense of belonging with their own culture, language and history. The youth organizations that are involved in the project, are Kvääninuoret, Met Nuoret and Suomalaiset Nuoret Suomes.
Because of COVID-19 is the project delayed until the situation is clearer!
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Three Baltic-Finnic Languages
The minority languages that are part of the project, are Kven language (kvääni), Meänkieli and Karelian (karjala, karjal). The youth organization that are involved in the project, are working each with their own language and culture.
Kvääni is a Baltic-Finnic language that is recognized as a minority language in Norway. The speakers of the language are Kvens who are descended from Finnish people who emigrated from today's Finland and Sweden.
Meänkieli is a Baltic-Finnic language that is recognized as a minority language in Sweden. The speakers of the language are Tornedalians who are migrated from today's Finland.
Karjalan kieli is a Baltic-Finnic language that is recognized as a minority language in Finland. The speakers of the language are Karelians who are native to the Karelia region, which is today split between Finland and Russia.
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