The Estonian language (or eesti keel, pronounced [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl] in Estonian) is the official language of Estonia, spoken by about 1.1 million people in the country and thousands of others in various migrant communities. Estonian is a Finno-Ugric language and is closely related to Finnish and distantly to Hungarian. The oldest written records of the Finnic languages of Estonia date from the 13th century. A document in Latin, named “Chronicle of Henry of Livonia” contains Estonian place names, words and fragments of sentences.
Writing system: Latin (Estonian alphabet)
Official language in: Estonia, European Union