Mordvinic languages are a subgroup of the Uralic languages, comprising the closely related Erzya language and Moksha language. Previously considered a single "Mordvin language", it is now treated as a small language family. They are spoken in Southwestern and Southeastern Russia.
Due to differences in phonology, lexicon, and grammar, Erzya and Moksha are not mutually intelligible, to the extent that the Russian language is often used for intergroup communications.
Mordvin is not currently taught on the IU campus, but we do have access to some study materials listed below. Learn more about Mordvin here.