- Language: Estonian
- Alternate names: Eesti, Viro, eesti keel
- Language code: est
- Language family: Uralic, Finnic
- Number of speakers: 1075497
- Script: Latin script
Estonian is the official language of Estonia. It is a Finnic language and is closely related to Finnish.
A feature that sets Estonian apart from most languages is the vowel õ ([ɤ]), a close-mid near-back unrounded vowel, which is farther back than the schwa ([ə]), but unrounded unlike [o].
Verb conjugation of Estonian follows to a great extent that of Finnish.
The verbal system lacks a distinctive future tense (the present tense serves here) and features special forms to express an action performed by an undetermined subject (the "impersonal").
Sample verb: elada 'to live'