Finnish ( endonym: suomi [ˈsuo̯mi] ( listen) or suomen kieli [ˈsuo̯meŋ ˈkie̯li]) is a Uralic language of the Finnic branch spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland (the other being Swedish ).
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. The other three are Estonian and Hungarian, which are also Uralic languages, and Basque
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 (a Ugric language) and Nenets (a Samoyedic language) in Siberia.
The Finnish language has no simple equivalent to the English "please". The Finnish equivalent is to use either ole hyvä or olkaa hyvä = 'be good', but it is generally omitted. Politeness is normally conveyed by tone of voice, facial expression, and use of conditional verbs and partitive nouns.
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Finnish Sign Language is derived from Swedish Sign Language, which is a different language from Finnish Swedish Sign Language (which is Swedish Finnish language derived from Finnish Sign Language, of which there are an estimated 90 speakers in Finland), from which it began to separate as an independent language in the middle of the 19th century.
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Finland has three predominant surname traditions: the West Finnish, the East Finnish and that of the Swedish nobility, clergy, bourgeoisie and military.Until the early 20th century, Finland was a predominantly agrarian society and the names of West Finns were based on their association with a particular area, farm, or homestead (e.g. Jaakko Jussila 'Jaakko from the farm of Jussi').
Pohjola (Finnish pohja 'base, bottom', but used in derived forms like pohjois-to mean 'north' + -la 'place'), sometimes just Pohja, is a location in Finnish mythology.It is one of the two main polarities in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, along with Kalevala or Väinölä.
Republic of Finland Suomen tasavalta (Finnish) Republiken Finland (Swedish) Flag Coat of arms Anthem: Maamme (Finnish) Vårt land (Swedish) Show globe Show map of Europe Location of Finland (dark green) – in Europe (green & dark grey) – in the European Union (green) – [Legend] Capital and largest city Helsinki 60°10′N 24°56′E / 60.167°N 24.933°E / 60.167; 24.933 ...