Finnish

[ fin-ish ]
/ ˈfɪn ɪʃ /

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.

Origin of Finnish

First recorded in 1780–90; Finn + -ish1

Related forms

pro-Finn·ish, adjective

Can be confused

Finnish finish
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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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