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Finnish is a member of the Uralic language family and is related to Livonian, a minority language in Latvia, and Estonian. It is spoken by just over 5 million people in Finland and, Canada, and the United States. There are many theories as to how Finnish came to exist. One of the most prevalent is that it originated in the boreal forest belt in the Ural Mountain region.

Finland was actually a part of the kingdom of Sweden from the 13th to the 19th century. In that time, Swedish was actually used as the official language until 1809. In 1809, Sweden gave Finland to Russia. Until 1917, the use of Finnish fell drastically. Once Finland became independent in 1917, it designated Finnish and Swedish as official languages.


Finnish Dates Back 4000 years
The oldest known piece of Finnish writing is from the 1200s. It was found in Novgorod, which is now in Russia. It’s not easy to interpret into Modern Finnish but it’s believed to be some type of spell.
The Finnish Alphabet isn’t Finnish
The Finnish alphabet has 29 letters in it. It uses the Roman alphabet as well as Swedish letters like ‘Å’, Ä’, and ‘Ö'. But some letters like ‘W’ are never used unless spelling foreign names or words.
One Author Made Finnish Lit
Aleksis Kivi wrote the first novel in Finnish called Seven Brothers. Up until the Finnish publication in 1870, all books were published in Swedish.