Picture Languages

Estonian speaking countries

Estonian is the official language in Estonia and is spoken on the Åland Islands 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.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 69 percent is in Estonia. A total of about 911,891.0 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 unlikely to be listed here.