Ö/Õ statue to mark dialect border

Ö/Õ statue to mark dialect border

ROOSTIKU, Põripõllu küla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond

View on map

One of the pronunciation features of the Saaremaa dialect is the lack of the 'õ' vowel. This makes the islanders immediately recognisable. However, pronouncing the letter 'õ' is not a problem for the people of Muhu and a part of the population of Pöide. The border between the vowels 'õ' and 'ö' runs from the north from Orissaare across Pöide to the Kõiguste Bay.
The statue greets visitors of Saaremaa immediately after crossing the Väike Strait.
The height of the giant 'Ö' is 5 metres. The statue is perfectly visible around the clock as it is covered with reflectors.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car


View on map

Places nearby

View on map