Mother Tongue Day in Estonia
Mother Tongue Day in Estonia is held on March 14. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
The Estonian languages 8 dialects and 117 subdialects! The elementary Estonian writings dates back to 1520s. The first book to be written in the Estonian language was Wanradt-Koell Catechism in 1535. It is a collection of religious translations of the Kullamaa prayers. With the evolution of written Estonian language, two separate literary culture centres emerged. In the North- the city of Tallinn and in the South, the Tartu city. The Estonian language that we use today is based on the 19th centuryís revised orthography.
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