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Finland

Finland Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 70% 2000 7th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 5% 2000 17th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 18% 2000 10th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 1% 2000 25th out of 27
Languages Finnish 91.2% (official), Swedish 5.5% (official), other 3.3% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) 2007
Linguistic diversity index 0.14 2009 151st out of 200
Major language(s) Finnish, Swedish 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 27th out of 27
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 3,000 2000 27th out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 0.58 2000 25th out of 30
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90% 2000 17th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 3,000 2000 26th out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 0.58 2000 25th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 3% 2000 13th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 3% 2000 16th out of 27

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Finland Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Finland/Language

Finland Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3