Estonians

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Estonians
Eestlased
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Flag of Estonia (bordered).svg: 930,219
Other significant population centers:
 Finland 36,000
 Russia 30,000
 Sweden 26,000
 United States 25,000
 Canada 22,000
 Australia 6,300
 Germany 5,000
 Ukraine 4,300
 United Kingdom 4,000
 Latvia 2,381
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 2,373
Languages
Estonian
Võro
Religions
Lutheran Tradition
Historically Finnish paganism
Related ethnic groups
Baltic Finns

Estonians (Estonian: eestlased, previously maarahvas) are a Finnic people closely related to the Finns and inhabiting, primarily, the country of Estonia. The Estonians speak a Finno-Ugric language, known as Estonian. Although Estonia is traditionally grouped as one of the Baltic countries, Estonians are linguistically and ethnically unrelated to the Baltic peoples of Latvia and Lithuania.