1. A Finnic language spoken by the people of Karelia; Also called: Carelian.
2. A member of the Finnish people living in Karelia in northwestern European Russia; Also called: Carelian.
Member of a Finnish people living in the autonomous Russian republic of Karelia or in Finnish Karelia. The Karelian language is a dialect of Finnish; it has no written form. The Karelians have a strong oral culture.