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Estonian Swedish ("Swedish: estlandssvenska, "Estonian: rannarootsi keel) describes the eastern dialects of "Swedish that were spoken in the formerly Swedish-populated areas of "Estonia (locally known as "Aiboland) on the islands of "Ormsö (Vormsi), "Ösel (Saaremaa), "Dagö (Hiiumaa) and "Runö (Ruhnu), and the peninsula (former island) of "Nuckö (Noarootsi), by the local Estonian Swedes.
Until the evacuation of the "Estonian Swedes near the end of "World War II, both Swedish and "Estonian were commonly spoken on the named islands. After Estonia's reestablishment of independence following the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonian Swedish experienced a revival, with courses in the language being offered on Dagö and Ösel.
Estonian Swedish comprises a number of sub-dialects, for example nuckömål and rågömål.
An example of the nuckömål dialect from the "Nordisk familjebok, compared with standard modern Swedish:
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