The first page of Abckiria (1543), the first book written in the Finnish language. The spelling of Finnish in the book had many inconsistencies: for example, the /k/ sound could be represented by c, k or even g; the long u and the long i were represented by w and ij respectively, and ä was represented by e.
Finnish (Finnish: Suomen kieli) is a Uralic language. It is one of the two official languages of Finland. It is also an official minority language in Sweden. Finnish is one of the four national languages of Europe that is not an Indo-European language.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Finnish language The main article for this category is Finnish language . For assistance with IPA transcriptions of Estonian and Finnish for Wikipedia articles, see Help:IPA/Estonian and Finnish .
Unlike the languages spoken in neighbouring countries, such as Swedish and Norwegian, which are North Germanic languages, Finnish is a Uralic language. Typologically , Finnish is agglutinative ,  and is somewhat unique among the languages of Europe in having vowel harmony .
The Finnish Wikipedia (Finnish: Suomenkielinen Wikipedia) is the edition of Wikipedia in the Finnish language. By article count, it is the 24th largest Wikipedia with about 501,000 articles as of January 2021. Wikipedia is the only encyclopedia in Finnish which is still updated.
Finnish is the language of the majority, 87.3% of the population in 2019. It is a Finnic language closely related to Estonian and less closely to the Sami languages.The Finnic languages belong to the Uralic language family, so Finnish is distantly related to languages as diverse as Hungarian (an Ugric language) and Nenets (a Samoyedic language) in Siberia.
History. Before 1809, all of what is today Finland was an integral part of Sweden. The language border went west of the Torne Valley area, so a small part of today's Sweden, along the modern border, was historically Finnish speaking (just like most areas along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, areas that were ceded to Russia and are part of modern Finland, were historically Swedish ...
Colloquial Finnish : The Complete Course for Beginners The Colloquial Series author : Abondolo, Daniel Mario. publisher Taylor & Francis Routledge: isbn10 | asin 041511389X: print isbn13 : 9780415113892 ebook isbn13 : 9780203132876 language English: subject Finnish language--Spoken Finnish, Finnish language --Textbooks for foreign speakers English.
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