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Castrén, Matthias Alexander

Castrén, Matthias Alexander mätē´äs älĕksän´dər kästrān´ [key], 1813–52, Finnish philologist, one of the first scholars to study the Finno-Ugric languages. Castrén was long a professor at the Univ. of Helsingfors (now Helsinki).

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