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Sweden

Sweden Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 86% 2000 4th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 9% 2000 15th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 26% 2000 5th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 2% 2000 15th out of 27
Languages Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities 2008
Languages > A note small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities 2003
Linguistic diversity index 0.167 2009 145th out of 200
Major language(s) Swedish 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 1% 2000 9th out of 27
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 9,500 2000 22nd out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90% 2000 15th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 9,500 2000 21st out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 1.07 2000 20th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 0.0 2000 25th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 5% 2000 9th 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; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; 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

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

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