The Estonian Language in the European Information Society
Around one million people speak Estonian as their mother tongue. Most of the speakers (922,000) live in the territory of modern Estonia, but approximately 160,000 people speak the language also in Russia, US, Sweden, Canada, Finland and many other countries. According to the census of the year 2000, there are 1,370,052 inhabitants the Republic of Estonia, and of those 167,804 speak Estonian as a second language. Estonian is the only official language in the Republic of Estonia.
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