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Languages of Åland

Languages of Åland
OfficialSwedish
MinorityFinnish
The Åland province of Finland, highlighted in red

Åland, an autonomous region of Finland, has the largest Swedish-speaking majority in Finland, with about 88% of the province, or about 25,500 people, speaking Swedish as their first language (specifically the Åland Swedish dialect). Swedish is also the sole official language of the province.[1] Finnish also has a presence, although it is small; only about 5% of Ålanders are Finnish-speaking.

The ten most spoken native languages in 2019 (with a total population of 29,884):[2]

While the number of Swedish-speakers grew from 24,169 in 2000 to 25,862 in 2019, their percentage has dropped from 93.7% in 2000 to 86.5% in 2019. For Finnish, the percentage and number of speakers has been about same (from 1,238 to 1,401; from 4.8% to 4.7%). The percentage of speakers of other languages grew from 1.5% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2019.[2]

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