Finnish



[fin-ish] /ˈfɪn ɪʃ/

noun
1.
the principal language of , a Uralic language related closely to Estonian and remotely to Hungarian.
Abbreviation: Finn.
2.
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adjective
3.
of or relating to Finland or its inhabitants.
4.
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/ˈfɪnɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Finland, the Finns, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Finland, also spoken in Estonia and NW Russia, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
adj.

c.1790, from Finn + -ish. Earlier was Finnic (1660s).

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