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Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
(Reguidit frae Finnish fowk)
Tot population
(6.5 million)
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Finland:       approx. 5,400,000[1]
Other significant population centers:
 Unitit States700,000[2]
 Roushie34,300 (wi Ingrie Finns) [4] or 127,600 (wi aw Karelies)
 Australie20,988 (in 2006)[5]
 Germany16,000 (in 2002)[6]
 Norawa15,000-60,000 includin Forest Finns an Kvens[7][8]
 Unitit Kinrick11,228[9]
 Fraunce6,000 (in 2005)
 Spain5,000 (in 2001)[6]
  Swisserland2,656 (in 2002)[11]
 Netherlands2,087 (in 2006)[12]
 Denmark2,084 (in 2002)[11]
 Unitit Arab Emirates900 (in 2010)[13]
Languages related to Finnish include Estonie, Karelie, Vepsian, Võro an, mair distantly,
all Uralic languages.
Finnish Paganism an Roman Catholicism frae 1050 till 16t century[14] The day predominantly Protestant (mainly Lutheran);
Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic an neopagan minorities.

The terms Finns an Finnish fowk (Finnish: suomalaiset, Swadish: finnar (ethnic Finns), finländare (citizens o Finland)) are uised in Scots tae mean "a native or inhabitant o Finland". Thay are uised tae refer tae the ethnic group historically associatit wi Finland or Fennoscandie an aw, an thay are anerlie uised in that sense here.[15][16]

As wi maist ethnic groups, the definition o Finns mey vary. In ivery definition, the term includes the Finnish-speakin population o Finland. The group can be seen tae include the Finnish-speakin population o Swaden an the tradeetionally Swadish-speakin population o Finland an aw, awtho the inclusion o the latter intae the Finnish ethnicity is a subject o discussion. Smawer populations that mey or mey no be seen tae faw unner the term Finns include the Kvens in Norawa, the Tornedalians o Swaden an the Ingrie Finns o Roushie. Finns can be dividit accordin tae dialect intae subgroups whiles cried heimo (lit. tribe), but sic diveesions hae acome less important wi internal migration.

Linguistically, Finnish, spoken bi maist Finns, is pairt o the Uralic leid faimily an is maist closely relatit tae ither Finnic leids sic as Karelie an Estonie, while Swadish, spoken bi Swadish-speakin Finns, is unrelatit tae the Finnish leid an a member o the Indo-European leid faimily. Finnish haes loanwirds frae Swadish, ither Germanic an broader Indo-European leids in different chronological layers while Swadish haes few loan wirds frae the Finnic leids. Some scholars hae argued that, genetically, Finns "hae been shown tae differ strikinly frae ither European populations".[17] Housomeivver, thay hae a close genetic affinity tae ither Europeans; thair idiosyncratic fyndins bein attributable tae law population densitie in prehistory.[3]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistics Finland - Preliminary population statistics at the end of January 2012
  2. Ancestry 2000 By Angela Brittingham and G. Patricia de la Cruz
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 23 Julie 2013. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. [1] 2002 Russian Census
  5. "2006 Census Table : Australia". Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2008. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012.
  6. a b ["Euroopassa asuneet Suomen kansalaiset maittain 1971-2002. Retrieved 11-21-2007. (in Finnish)[[Category:Airticles wi Finnish-leid freemit airtins]]". Archived frae the original on 28 August 2004. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012. URL–wikilink conflict (help) Euroopassa asuneet Suomen kansalaiset maittain 1971-2002. Retrieved 11-21-2007. (in Finnish)]
  7. St.meld. nr. 15 (2000-2001) " http://odin.dep.no/krd/norsk/dok/regpubl/stmeld/016001-040003/hov005-bn.html Om nasjonale minoriteter i Norge
  8. Saressalo, L. (1996), Kveenit. Tutkimus erään pohjoisnorjalaisen vähemmistön identiteetistä. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia, 638. Helsinki.
  9. BBC Born Abroad Finland
  10. "Population Statistics, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Estonia, 2007". Archived frae the original on 7 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012.
  11. a b "Institute of Migration". Archived frae the original on 28 August 2004. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012.
  12. Suomen suurlähetystö, Haag : Tietoa Alankomaista : Kahdenväliset suhteet
  13. Embassy of Finland in the United Arab Emirates
  14. Christianization frae the 11t century onwards (the twa releegions coexistit for centuries)
  15. "Finn noun" The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Tampere University of Technology. 3 August 2007 [2]
  16. Perspectives to Finnish Identity, by Anne Ollila: Scandinavian Journal of History, Volume 23, Numbers 3-4, 1 September 1998, pp. 127-137(11). Retrieved 6 October 2006.
  17. Humphreys K, Grankvist A, Leu M, Hall P, Liu J, et al. 2011 The Genetic Structure of the Swedish Population. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22547. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022547 http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0022547

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