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Votes, sometimes also Vods (Votic: vađđalaizõd{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) 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. 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 (Krakolye), Liivcülä (Peski), and Luuditsa (Luzhitsy).<ref name="ERM">Eesti Rahva Muuseum: Vadjalased (Estonian){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}</ref>

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