Estonia's Seto minority strive to protect traditions
Eestlased Eestis 25 Feb 2012  EWR
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AFP - Decked in the finely-crafted silver jewellery that symbolises her tiny minority, folk-singer Õie Sarv hums a refrain and reflects on what centuries of tradition mean in the Internet age.

Estonia's Seto, a group of only 15,000 in this Baltic nation of 1.3 million, are struggling to keep their way of life alive as young people leave their close-knit communities to seek new opportunities.

For many of the estimated 2,000 who live in what is known as Setoland, a cluster of villages in southeast Estonia, tradition is key.

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