Which European language is Finnish most closely related to?

Swedish
Estonian
Hungarian
None
Finnish is not an In­do-Eu­ro­pean lan­guage. It is (to­geth­er with Es­to­ni­an) a member of Finnic group, which itself belong to Uralic family. Estonian and Finnish are not mutually in­tel­li­gi­ble, although many words and the grammar are similar, so people can typ­i­cal­ly un­der­stand written texts in the other language to some extent (sim­i­lar­i­ly to Por­tuguese and Span­ish).

Answers distribution

Swedish
Estonian
Hungarian
None
answers
flagLithuania
7%
69%
7%
15%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
64%
14%
5%
34
flagSweden
18%
54%
18%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
12%
53%
28%
6%
32
flagGermany
13%
50%
25%
10%
109
flagSpain
16%
50%
33%
0%
18
flagBelgium
12%
50%
25%
12%
16
flagFrance
19%
47%
23%
9%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
46%
16%
8%
206
flagItaly
14%
46%
21%
17%
28
flagDenmark
30%
46%
23%
0%
13
flagPoland
16%
45%
27%
10%
7235
flagNorway
25%
42%
25%
7%
28
flagthe United States
31%
39%
18%
10%
141
flagCanada
21%
36%
31%
10%
19
flagUkraine
0%
36%
45%
18%
11
flagAustria
40%
30%
30%
0%
10
flagCzech Republic
0%
27%
72%
0%
11
flagUnknown
30%
26%
26%
16%
30
flagIndia
31%
21%
31%
15%
19

Gender

men47%
women42%
Swedish
12%
19%
Estonian
47%
42%
Hungarian
29%
26%
None
9%
11%

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