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Blend of Finnish +‎ English.


  • enPR: fĭng'glĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈfɪŋɡlɪʃ/, /ˈfiŋɡlɪʃ/


Finglish ‎(uncountable)

  1. (US, regional) A variant of Finnish language that is spoken by the descendants of Finnish immigrants to North America, the vocabulary of which is heavily influenced by English. It is far from being a uniform language, mainly exists in spoken form, and seems bound to disappear.
  2. (derogative) A way of speaking Finnish using English-language terminology excessively. It is particularly common among those professions which are in close contact with the English-speaking world such as IT-professionals, marketing people and managers of global firms.
  3. (derogative) English spoken with a heavy Finnish accent and using Finnish linguistic structures.




  • A Wikimirror article on Finglish [1]
  • My Father Spoke Finglish at Work: Finnish Americans in Northeast Ohio; a book by Noreen Sippola Fairburn, Kent State University Press (June 30, 2007), language: English, ISBN-13: 978-0873389099.
  • Finglish, an article by Robert W. Hellstrom in the journal American Speech, Vol. 51, No. 1/2 (Spring - Summer, 1976), pp. 85-93 doi:10.2307/455358