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Spread of the Finnish language

This smaller map removes the countries where Finnish is dominant. This map therefore only shows 7.3% of all speakers of Finnish. The territory omitted is Finland.

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Finnish is closely related to Estonian. It is one of two official languages in Finland, and spoken by the majority of the population, and also by a sizeable population in Sweden. It is spoken in total by roughly 5.1 million speakers, in at least 9 territories, the others being the United States, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Estonia.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Finnish as a first language that live in that territory.

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