The smaller languages are disappearing. In the 20th century both Livonian and Votic had fewer than 100 speakers left. Other groups of which there are records have long since disappeared.
Meänkieli (in northern Sweden) and Kven (in northern Norway) are Finnish dialects that the Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Norway have given a legal status of independent languages. They are mutually intelligible with Finnish.
The geographic center of the maximum divergence between the languages is located south of the Gulf of Finland.
There is no grammatical gender in Finnic languages, nor are there articles nor definite or indefinite forms.