Estonian


Estonian

Estonian [e-stoh-nee-uh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to Estonia or its people.

noun

  1. a member of a Finnish people inhabiting Estonia, Livonia, and other districts of Russia.
  2. the Uralic language of Estonia, very closely related to Finnish.

Also Esthonian. Origin of Estonian First recorded in 1785–95; Estoni(a) + -an Examples from the Web for estonian Contemporary Examples of estonian

  • The Estonian statement implied the alleged abduction is an intentional slap in the face to the Americans.

    Russia Steps Up Pressure on the Baltics

    Will Cathcart

    September 5, 2014

  • Rõivas called the kidnapping of a counterintelligence official a serious crime “unacceptable to any Estonian.”

    Russia Steps Up Pressure on the Baltics

    Will Cathcart

    September 5, 2014

  • A criminal investigation has begun and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Russian Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov.

    Russia Steps Up Pressure on the Baltics

    Will Cathcart

    September 5, 2014

  • In Estonia, Prince Harry will thank the Estonian Defence Forces for their support of British troops in Afghanistan.

    Cressida Wedding Summit

    Tom Sykes

    April 4, 2014

  • Language rights have been a persistent flashpoint, since state employees are required to speak Estonian.

    Russia May Threaten the Baltics but Estonia Knows How to Fight Back

    James Kirchick

    March 26, 2014

  • British Dictionary definitions for estonian Estonian Esthonian (ɛˈstəʊnɪən, ɛˈsθəʊ-) adjective

    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Estonia, its people, or their language

    noun

    1. the official language of Estonia: belongs to the Finno-Ugric family
    2. a native or inhabitant of Estonia

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