List of English words of Finnish origin

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The Finnish language has lent few loanwords to the English language; Finnish is rather a net importer of words from English.

However the following words of Finnish origin are some examples:


The most commonly used Finnish word in English is sauna, which has also been loaned to many other languages. Puukko, meaning the traditional Finnish sheath knife with a single curved cutting edge and usually a flat back, is also a widely known and used Finnish word.[citation needed]


Words derived from Finnish used in more specialized fields:


In English, Finnish words used with reference to the Finnish culture, but not nativized in English and not used in other contexts:

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