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Estonian speaking countries

Estonian is the official language in Estonia and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Estonian language (native name: eesti, eesti keel) has its roots in the Uralic language family.

With a share of around 69%, it is most widespread in Estonia. A total of about 911,977.1 people worldwide speak Estonian as their mother tongue.

Distribution Estonian

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
EstoniaNorthern Europeyes68.5 %912,000
Åland IslandsNorthern Europeno0.7 %300



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Estonian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.