The Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus) is devoted to the study and language planning of Finnish and Swedish. We also coordinate the activities of the Saami, Romani, and Sign Language Boards.

Kotus on the web

The Institute for the Language of Finland (Kotus) provides a range of online services, mostly available in Finnish and Swedish. Our website ( contains a variety of language information, guides to language use, and language-related news and discussions. We also have an online databank of guidelines and Kielitoimiston sanakirja (the New Dictionary of Modern Finnish), other dictionaries and publications, and various linguistic corpora.

Kotus has Twitter accounts in Finnish and in Swedish. We are also present on Facebook (Språkbruk in Swedish and Virkakieli in Finnish), and we have a YouTube channel.

Lasi ja teräs. Kuva: Vesa Heikkinen, Kotus.