from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Estonia or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Estonia.
  • n. A person of Estonian descent.
  • n. The Finno-Ugric language of Estonia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the country of Estonia, its people or their language.
  • n. A person from Estonia or someone descended from such people.
  • proper n. The Uralic language that is the official language of Estonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to Estonia.
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Estonia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to Estonia or the people or culture of Estonia
  • n. the official language of Estonia; belongs to the Baltic-Finnic family of languages


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