Adjective "estonian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛˈstəʊnɪən//ɪˈstəʊnɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to Estonia or its people or their language.
  1. 'Sightseeing round the old town later on, they encountered a group of Estonian skinheads coming the other way.'
  2. 'An economic policy memorandum recently presented to the Estonian government by the International Monetary Fund recommends the early privatization of 30 per cent of the port.'
  3. 'I've grown up with some Estonian customs and food, but I really don't know that much about the culture.'
  4. 'Just be a bit more outward-looking and let people understand that Lithuanian, Estonian, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian and Turkish films are a pretty good thing.'
  5. 'By that time I had learned he was Estonian by birth, dedicated strongly to his faith, and apparently had quite a reputation in the modern classical world.'
  6. 'Here he compares and contrasted Finnish and Estonian farming methods with those in operation in Ireland.'
  7. 'The pilot announced that we would have to divert to Pskov, a run-down garrison town near the Estonian border, 100 miles to the south.'
  8. 'The first book in the Estonian language was produced in 1525.'
  9. 'They gathered an army of popular Estonian bands to play all night for thousands of teens who danced and screamed and waved their mobiles in the air.'
  10. 'The then 34-year-old lost all contact with his Estonian family and spent five fruitless decades searching for them.'

noun

A native or inhabitant of Estonia, or a person of Estonian descent.
  1. 'In August 1989 two million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians formed a human chain that stretched north from Vilnius to Tallinn.'
  2. 'Four groups of people lived peacefully side-by-side, Estonians, Russians, German and Jews.'
  3. 'At this time native Estonians and Latvians were beginning to settle in the towns, and from this new class there emerged nationalist and revolutionary groups.'
  4. 'Other ethnic groups often found in Latvia include Belarussians, Estonians, Germans, Gypsies, Jews, Lithuanians, Poles, and Ukrainians.'
  5. 'Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians suffered as others had before them.'
  6. 'Only 33 per cent of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians think membership ‘is a good thing’.'
  7. 'The British, the Swedes and the Estonians agree.'
  8. 'Many Estonians and Latvians see their Russian neighbors as colonizers whose loyalties are uncertain and whose presence in such large numbers threatens the political security and ethnic identity of their nations.'
The Finno-Ugric language of Estonia, which is closely related to Finnish and is spoken by about a million people.
  1. 'More people know Irish than Maltese, Latvian or Estonian, the protestors claimed.'
  2. 'Millions of people will continue to speak Italian, Greek, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Vietnamese, Lebanese and the world's many other languages when they die out in Australia.'
  3. 'In the 1970s and the 1980s, many of Billy Graham's books were translated into Estonian, even without any hope of publishing them officially.'
  4. '‘Finding interpreters who can go from Hungarian into Estonian won't be easy,’ frets one official.'
  5. 'Deterred by the prospect of finding interpreters who could deal with such combinations as Portuguese to Estonian or Finnish to Slovene, Brussels ruled new translators only need to render documents into English, French and German.'
  6. 'Before they could interview the people involved properly, the police had to find language experts who could translate between Estonian, Lithuanian and English.'
  7. 'He writes his own lyrics, but it's virtually impossible to say in what language as he borrows words from Estonian, Finnish, and even throws in his own made-up vocabulary.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to Estonia or its people. noun

2. a member of a Finnish people inhabiting Estonia, Livonia, and other districts of Russia.

3. the Uralic language of Estonia, very closely related to Finnish.

More examples(as adjective)

"banks can be estonian."

"shares can be estonian."

"kroons can be estonian."

"bourses can be estonian."

"markets can be estonian."

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Origin

(Estonian)