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Finnish (About this sound suomi , or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland and an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway.

Finnish is the eponymous member of the Finnic language family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages. It modifies and inflects nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs, depending on their roles in the sentence.


Finnish language sections
Intro  Classification  Geographic distribution  Official status  History  Dialects  Linguistic varieties  Phonology  Morphophonology  Grammar  Lexicon  Orthography  Language example  Basic greetings  Important words and phrases  See also  References  External links  

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