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Finnish / Suomen Kieli

Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by approximately 5.5 million speakers in Finland. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in northern Norway. Finnish holds official language status in Finland, Sweden and the Republic of Karelia in Russia.

Finland was a part of Sweden until the early 19th century and for this period Swedish was the official language. From the mid-1800s Finnish was used alongside Swedish for official use and it was eventually granted official language status in 1892. Today a large number of Finns are still bilingual in Finnish and Swedish.

Our specialist Finnish linguists work with clients to facilitate communication with Finnish speakers around the world via quality translation and interpretation.


Why Use Global Language Services?

  • Experienced Finnish Translators & Interpreters
  • Specific industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Ongoing Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

Did You Know?

Due to strong cultural contact Finnish has borrowed heavily from the Swedish vocabulary. Swedish, however, cannot be said to borrow from Finnish with the same enthusiasm.

Help Us Exceed Your Needs

Whether you are translating international reports or preparing a product for international launch, we ask you include as much detail in your brief as is possible. With a detailed brief we can provide a service that is perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

Contact us today by requesting a quote, calling 0141 429 3429, or emailing

For translation, the easiest way to get your file(s) to us is to upload securely to our website here. Alternatively, you can write us an email or simply send the documents to us by fax or post.