Estonia[e stō′nē ə, -stōn′yə]
- Estonia is defined as a Baltic republic off the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic sea.
An example of Estonia is a republic on the Gulf of Finland with a population of around 1.3 million people and the official languages of Estonian and Russian.
- A country in northeastern Europe, on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Official name: Republic of Estonia.
Borrowed from Medieval Latin Estonia, whence also Russian Эстония (Estonija). Other early Latin forms were Estia and Hestia, possibly derived from the tribal name Aesti described by the Roman historian Tacitus in his Germania (ca. 98 AD). Compare also Old Norse Eistland (“Estonia”), German Estland (“Estonia”).