Finnish Language

Finnish is the language spoken mostly in Finland and recognized as a minority language in Russia, Sweden and Norway. The Finnish language has gained importance especially during Grand Duchy of Finland in 1860’s. It is a member of Uralic language family in Finnic group, other Uralic languages such as Hungarian are relative to Finnish, and their morphology is similar. Two significant dialects are Western and Eastern dialects. They are distinguished only by little changes in vowels, and they follow the same grammar rules. Like most of the Uralic languages, the main characteristic feature of Finnish is vowel harmony and agglutination (words are formed by stringing suffixes together).