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EtymologyEdit

Probably derived from the old name of a region in Estonia, corresponding to Latin Ugaunia (where the initial u was probably pronounced as ü). It is also possible that the original word was the name of a tribe living to the East of the Germans, called in Latin Inguaeones. These two Latin terms may also be ultimately related.[1]

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NounEdit

igaunis m (2nd declension, feminine form: igauniete)

  1. an Estonian man, a man born in Estonia
  2. (genitive plural) Estonian; pertaining to Estonia and its people
    igauņu valoda‎ ― the Estonian language
    igauņu literatūra‎ ― Estonian literature
    igauņu dzejnieki‎ ― Estonian poets

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “igauņi”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7