Kotus has a broad range of services, mostly available in Finnish and Swedish. Most of the services are free of charge.


The Institute has comprehensive collections compiled over more than 100 years. In addition to printed matter, the collections contain audio material and an increasing amount of electronic corpora. Kotus has extensive collections of:

  •     names (Names Archive)
  •     dialects (Word Archive of Finnish Dialects)
  •     spoken language (Tape Archive of the Finnish Language)
  •     written language (e.g. the Corpus of Old Literary Finnish).
Nimiarkisto. Kuva: Kotus.