According to Frederick Newmeyer, the question’s a non-starter. Estonian will survive, big-time. … Most of the languages threatened with extinction have speakers of 1 million or less, like Estonian. Of the approximately 6000 languages currently in use worldwide, probably only 200 will be left come the year 3000.
Do people still speak Estonian?
It is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people; 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia. It is a Southern Finnic language and is the second-most-spoken language among all the Finnic languages.
Is Estonian a good language to learn?
As any English-speaker will testify, sometimes speaking a language no one around you can understand is not only preferable but borderline necessary. … With around 1 million speakers and more cases than a future, speaking Estonian is as close to a superpower as you can get without tying a bed sheet around your shoulders.
What is the hardest language to learn?
The Hardest Languages To Learn For English Speakers
- Mandarin Chinese. Interestingly, the hardest language to learn is also the most widely spoken native language in the world. …
- Arabic. …
- Polish. …
- Russian. …
- Turkish. …
Is Estonia expensive?
Estonia has become the most expensive country in the Eastern part of the European Union, Poland being cheapest. As confirmed by personal experience and fresh Eurostat data.