Despite often being grouped together with the other Baltic countries of Latvia and Lithuania, the Estonian language, or eesti keel, actually shares no linguistic similarities with its southern neighbours.
The first book in Estonian was printed in 1525. However, the book never reached any readers and was destroyed shortly after publication.
Estonian is among the very few languages spoken in Europe that are not members of the Indo-European family.
Estonian is very closely related to Finnish, to an extent where the two languages are somewhat mutually intelligible. Hungarian is another relative, albeit distant.
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