FANDOM


Finnish
Suomen kieli
Pronunciation [ˈsuo̯mi]
Native to Finland, Estonia, Ingria, Karelia, Norway, Sweden
Native speakers c. 5 million  (2011)
Language family
Uralic
  • Finnic
    • Finnish
Writing system Latin
Official status
Official language in Finland
recognised as minority language in:
Sweden
Russia
Language codes
ISO 639-1 fi
ISO 639-2 fin
ISO 639-3 fin


Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland and an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway.

Finnish is the eponymous member of the Finnic language family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages. It modifies and inflects nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs, depending on their roles in the sentence.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.