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Everything you need to know about Estonian people

Tallinn panorama

If we talk about the ethnicity of this region, so there is a considerable amount of Finnic lives in Estonia. The common language of this place is the Estonian language. Approximately 10,000 years ago, Estonia inhabited by the people on the earth. It was the time just after when the Baltic ice lake retreated from this region. Many think that people around 5,000 years ago, people use to live in this same place. That’s why it’s considered the oldest inhabitants in the European region.

If we talk about the first Estonian written evidence, so there were few finds as a selection of phrases and words or descriptions of society. The Estonians connection with the local traditions relates with variation of dress, costumes, and dialects.

Other than that, maarahvas is the oldest endonym of the Estonians. It contains the meaning of “country folk” or “land people.” The use of this endonym remained until the mid of 19th century. Later, it’s replaced with time by Esti Rahvas, which means “Estonian people.” The modern endonym tends to be derived from the word “aestii.” It’s a German word, which refers to a meaning “east.”

What do Estonians Look Like?

Many of you might want to know that how Estonian people looks like. So, most of the population has blue eyes. But, you will also see a considerable amount of people with green and brown eyes.

If we talk about the other Estonian people apparel features, so they do have deep-set eyes, wider faces, and also small slits type eyes. You will see a variation of people looks differently with each other. Somehow, they also contain brown hair. You will rarely see an Estonian people that have black hair. In short, you will see Estonians as a blonde with the addition of Eastern European facial features.

Are Estonians People Friendly?

The answer to this question will be yes. However, there are many other things that you should also need to know about Estonian people. Although they are friendly, they also tend to be very reserved to develop friendships with others.

If we talk about some cultures in Estonia, so the physical contact only develops naturally. They doesn’t respond to every single person. However, they tend to be very slow to offer any importance. Let say you want a hug; they will not respond to you positively as per your thoughts. However, when they get close to you, they will maintain the relationship more deeply.

Once you get their proper trust over you, you will be surprised by the fact that they will become more open a kind-hearted to you. It means you will always feel gradually change experiences when it comes to friendliness.

If we talk about the Tallinn area, you will find the people most friendly to every tourist or outsider as compared to other parts of Estonia. However, you should also consider that almost 90% of the Estonian people are not as friendly as you think. They are very sober and remain silent whenever you first met them. It’s in their blood, and they will always ignore you as they don’t know how to talk with strangers.

What is the capital of Estonia?

Many of you might want to know about Estonia’s capital. So, Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and there are many essential things you should need to know about it. One of the main reasons you should visit Tallinn is because the city is beautifully preserved.

If we talk about the walled old town, so it’s known as the UNESCO world heritage site. Another reason you should need to consider Tallinn is because of the high amount of startups per capita happens here. It means the city is higher for more startups as compared to other European cities. If we talk about Skype, so it’s also invented in this place.

The old buildings of Estonia’s capital make you feel that you have come back to the early times of this world. It will offer you a feeling of hundreds of years ago. Moreover, the people of Tallinn tend to be very friendly as compared to the other cities of Estonia. You will see people very talkative and friendly for any new person or tourist.

Tallinn in winterTallinn at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Currency of Estonia?

If we talk about the old times, so Kroon tends to be used as an Estonia’s currency. Kroon’s was used in this place between 1928 to 1940, and 1992 to 2011. After 14 January 2011, the government has changed its currency to the Euro. The symbol of the euro is €, and the code is EUR.

Now, the entire country tends to exchange things by considering Estonia’s currency is the euro. Anyone who comes with a variety of other currencies to offer would never get the best assistance in this country. If you want to eat or buy something, you just need to have euro along with you.

What do Estonians eat?

The most influential and preferable Estonian’s food is Dairy products, Pork, Potatoes, and Rye bread. If we talk about the bread, so you will get Brown bread all along with the place. It’s not like a normal brown bread you eat in your own country. You will experience softness and warmness whenever any restaurant in this country will serve you. The combo with the brown bread it’s the butter, which melts in your mouth.

Estonian food eating habits vary with every weather season. You will see them eating different food items in the winter as compared to summer. However, you will see view eatable items like vodka, Bread, beer, and pork throughout the season.

If we talk about the national dish of Estonia, so the blood sausage is the national dish of this country. You will find this meal mostly in winter. Moreover, it’s also served mainly in the time of Christmas festive. Most of the people roast it with pork and potatoes to enjoy every essence of it.

Besides that, Most people tend to start their day with sandwiches at breakfast. Coffee is also drunk frequently throughout the day. The coastal areas of Estonia tend to eat fishes a lot.

What Do Estonians Believe in?

Before we tell you about Estonia religion, you should know about the number of people who pray to any god. Generally, Estonia considered the least religious country in the world. There are only 14% of the Estonian population who believe religion as an essential part of their life. Rest of other who claims to be a religious person doesn’t follow much about their faith.

The latest International Social survey program tells us that around 57% of the population belongs to the Christian religion. Among them, 26% are Lutheran, 27.6% are eastern orthodox, and only 3.3% belong to smaller denominations of Christian.

There are almost 38.9% of the population who don’t believe in God or any religion. You can consider these ratios as the atheist who also doesn’t believe in God or religion. They think that the world is made up with the help of science, and all of the things happen as per to science.

Where is Estonia Located?

If we consider Estonia Map, so you will get to know about the exact location of this country. If you are not willing to do it on your own, then this portion will let you know about its map location. The country is located on the eastern side of Europe.

The country contains borders with the Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea, Latvia, and Russia. Russia comes to the eastern part of Estonia, while Latvia in the southern part of Europe. In the past, Estonia had been the part of Russian just after the Russian revolution in 1917. The country becomes an independent state and governs its laws and regulations.

Estonia location

What are the most Famous Places of Estonia?

Although there are numerous places in Estonia to visit, you can consider Parnu and Tallinn at the top of your list. Parnu is a resort city in southwestern Estonia, while Tallinn is the capital of Estonia.

If we talk about Parnu, so you will get to know about various beaches points, museums, and zoo. However, people tend to go there for the seawall. Legends say that couple who holds their hands while traveling along the wall of Parnu and kisses to its end will always stay together.

If we talk about Tallinn, so it’s not only essential to visit this city just because it’s the capital. You will find different buildings available in this place that provides you historical vibes. It means your visit to this place will take you back to hundreds of years ago. Due to the colorful old-style buildings, you will find this place amazing throughout the country.

Besides that, the people of Tallinn are very friendly and always meet the outsiders with a warmer gesture. This kind of generosity among Estonian people is not available in another part of this country. So, it’s good to visit the capital for a high amount of positive experiences.

Estonian population: 1,291,170

Phone calling code / prefix: +372  or  00372

Estonian Flag

Flag of Estonia.

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