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Finnish

[ fin-ish ]
/ ˈfɪn ɪʃ /
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noun
the principal language of Finland, a Uralic language related closely to Estonian and remotely to Hungarian.
adjective
of or relating to Finland or its inhabitants.
Finnic.
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Origin of Finnish

First recorded in 1780–90; Finn + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM Finnish

pro-Finnish, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Finnish

Finnish , finish
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British Dictionary definitions for Finnish

Finnish
/ (ˈfɪnɪʃ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Finland, the Finns, or their language
noun
the official language of Finland, also spoken in Estonia and NW Russia, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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