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Slavicisation or Slavicization, is the acculturation of something non-Slavic into a Slavic culture, cuisine, region, or nation. The process can either be voluntary or applied through varying degrees of pressure.

The term can also refer to the historical Slavic migrations to Southeastern Europe which gradually Slavicized large areas previously inhabited by other ethnic peoples. In northern Russia, there was also mass Slavization of Finnic and Baltic population in the 9th-10th centuries.[1]

After historic ethnogenesis and distinct nationalisation, ten main subsets of the process apply in modern times:

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  1. ^ Bjørnflaten, Jan Ivar. "Chronologies of the Slavicization of Northern Russia Mirrored by Slavic Loanwords in Finnic and Baltic". Retrieved 26 June 2023.