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Estonian, Eesti

Related languages Estonian, along with Finnish, is part of the Baltic-Finnic sub group of the Finno-Ugrian languages, and is not an Indo-European language.
European speakers 1,100,000 speakers
Territories It is the official language in Estonia, with home Speakers in Russia and in lesser numbers in Latvia and Sweden.
Alphabet Estonian uses the Latin alphabet, plus Germanic additions of ä, ö and ü; as well as õ, , and .
First examples Estonian names appear in Latin chronicles in the 13th century. The earliest all-Estonian text is a 1525 Mass.
Other facts German was the official language of government and education in Estonia for over 500 years. As the national movement in Estonia strengthened, Estonian grew in strength, from a domestic language to a literary language to an official one.

Key Phrases
Jah.
Yes.
Ei.
No.
Tere tulemast!
Welcome!
Meeldiv teid kohata.
Pleased to meet you.
Tere.
Hello.
Head aega.
Goodbye.
Tänan teid.
Thank you.
Minu nimi on ...
My name is ...
Kas te räägite inglise keelt?
Do you speak English?
Vabandage, ma ei räägi eesti keelt.
I'm sorry, I don't speak Estonian.
Palun aidake.
I need help.
Vabandage, kus asub tualettruum?
Where is the toilet, please?

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