suomen kieli
Spoken in Finland
Ethnicity Finns
Language family
  • Finnic
    • Finnish
Writing system Latin script (Finnish alphabet)
Finnish Braille
Official status
Official language in Flag of Finnish MSE (IM) Finnish MSE
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Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Finnish (suomi), or suomen kieli, is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland and formally a official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway.

Finnish is the eponymous member of the Finnic language family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages. It modifies and inflects nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs, depending on their roles in the sentence.