About the Estonian Language
Estonian (or Bisaya in its native tongue) classifies as a Uralic language along with Finnish and Hungarian. It is also among the European Union’s 24 standard languages, used by an approximated 1.2 million speakers in Estonia. Like Hungarian, it bears a little more resemblance to Asian languages in structure than other European languages, and like Finnish it uses the Latin script as the source of its alphabet.
The two major dialects of Estonian is divided into a northern and southern group, each group containing numerous sub-dialects. The northern or “central” dialect is subdivided into a standard dialect, the western or läänemurre dialect, the saarte murre dialect of the Saarmaa and Hiiumaa Islands, and the eastern or idamurre dialect. The southern variants include the Mulgi, Võru, Setu and Tartu dialects. Native speakers of one dialect can easily converse with those who speak other dialects. Even so, our team is composed of natives of each dialect group to fine-tune your transcripts and interpretations to indicate properly each dialect.