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Language Data

  • Alternate names: Ruotsi, Svenska
  • Dialects: Åland Islands Swedish, Älvdalska, Dalecarlian, Eastern Swedish, Elfdalian, Estonian Swedish, Finland Swedish, Gotlandic, Gutamal, Gutnic, Gutniska, Jamska, Norrland, Northern Swedish, Nyland Swedish, Österbotten, Ostrobothnian, Övdalian, Övdalsk, Scanian, Skåne, Skånska, Southern Swedish, Southwest Finland Swedish, Standard Swedish, Svea, Uusimaa Swedish
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1541--1999) New Testament (1526--1996) Portions (1523--1991)
    FCBH (Levande Bibeln) See above
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng], German [deu], and French [fra] as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Sweden
  • Region: Widespread. Göta dialect: south, including parts of Småland, Värmland, Västergötland, parts of Östergötland, Bohuslän and Dalsland; Svea dialect: central, including Västmanland, Södermanland, Gästrikland, Dalarna, south Hälsingland, parts of Östergötland and Uppland; Southern Swedish: Skåne, Blekinge, south Småland, south Halland; Northern Swedish: north Hälsingland and north; Jamska: mainly Jämtland; Eastern Swedish: Finland, Estonia, and Gammalsvenskby, Ukraine; Gutniska: Isle of Gotland and Fårö; Elfdalian dialect: northern Dalarna, southeastern Älvdalen municipality
  • Also used in: Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, United States
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Status: Statutory national working language in Finland; Statutory provincial language in Finland; Statutory national language in Sweden
  • Number of users: 9,197,090
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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