Votes (also called Vod) are a people of Votia in Ingria, the part of modern day northwestern Russia that is roughly southwest of Saint Petersburg and east of the Estonian border-town of Narva. Their own ethnic name is vadjalain (plural: vadjalaizõt). The Finnic Votic language spoken by Votes is close to extinction. Votians were one of the founding people of Veliky Novgorod. The Votic language is still spoken in three villages of historical Votia and by an unknown number of fluent Votic speakers in the countryside. The villages are Jõgõperä (Krakolje), Liivtšülä (Peski), and Luuditsa (Lužitsõ). There is a desire to protect and revive the Votic language from extinction.
Famous quotes containing the word votes:
“Yet do not I invite
The wrinkled shopman to my sounding woods,
Nor bid the unwilling senator
Ask votes of thrushes in the solitudes.
Every one to his chosen work.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“If you can get enough votes so that mine will make a majority, you can have it.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)
“I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die. I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votes as they go in. Now, the first time I vote Ill see if the womans vote looks any different from the restif it makes any stir or commotion. If it dont inside, it need not outside.”
—Sojourner Truth (c. 17971883)