Swadish fowk

Swedes (Swadish: svenskar) are a naition an ethnic group native tae Swaden, maistly inhabitin Swaden an the ither Nordic kintras, wi descendants livin in a nummer o kintras.

Swadish fowk
Tot population
(c. 14,000,000
Includin those wi Swadish ancestry)
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Swaden:      7,712,376 (2010 est.)[1]
Other significant population centers:
Swadish-speakin ethnic minorities
 Finlandapprox. 280,000 [2]Swadish citizens/Swadish speakers
 Unitit States56,324[4]
 Norawa28 730[5]
 Unitit Kinrick22,525[6]
 Finland9,000 (Swadish citizens)
 Italy6000 (est.)[11]
 Brazil23,048 (est.)
Ither regions72,000[14]Persons wi Swadish ancestry
 Unitit States4,325,000[15]
 Argentinae175,000[17] (est.)
 New Zealand1,257[19]
Mainly Lutheranism an mair recently Secularism. An aw see Releegion in Swaden. Historically Norse paganism
Relatit ethnic groups
Ither Scandinavie fowks


Maist scholars gree that Suiones an the attestit Germanic forms o the name derive frae the same Proto-Indo-European reflexive pronominal ruit, *s(w)e, as the Laitin suus. The wird must hae meant "ane's awn (tribesmen)". In modren Scandinavie, the same ruit appears in wirds such as svåger (brither-in-law) and svägerska (sister-in-law). The same ruit an oreeginal meanin is foond in the ethnonym o the Germanic tribe Suebi, preservit tae this day in the name Schwaben.[21][22][23][24]


  1. "Summary of Population Statistics 1960 - 2008 (corrected version 2009-05-13)". www.scb.se. 13 Mey 2009. Retrieved 6 Februar 2010. (excludin 1,661,003 persons, or 17.9% o the population, livin in Swaden wi immigrant backgrund.)
  2. Finnish Population Registry Center 31.12.2008
  3. Swedish Embassy, Madrid (2008) - in Swedish Archived 2009-01-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "American Community Survey & Census 2000". Archived frae the original on 18 Januar 2012. Retrieved 13 Julie 2012.
  5. SSB Population Count 2009 (in Norwegian)
  6. a b "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 16 Januar 2010.
  7. Joshua project-Ethnic groups of Denmark
  8. 16 000 svenskar i Frankrike Archived 2013-05-31 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Migration" (PDF). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 29 Mairch 2007. Retrieved 16 Januar 2010. (table 6.8)
  10. Sweden's embassy in Ottawa (in Swedish) Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
  11. "Det bor, mer eller mindre permanent, uppskattningsvis 6 000 svenska medborgare i Italien" - Swedish embassy in Rome Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
  12. "PC225: Population By Ethnic Nationality, Mother Tongue and Citizenship". Estonian Population Census 2000. Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 10 Julie 2010.
  13. Sweden's embassy in Argentina (in Swedish) Archived 2010-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  14. SCB estimates that 300,000 Swedes live abroad. The countries above add up to roughly 228,000.
  15. US Census Bureau Archived 2020-02-11 at Archive.today
  16. "Statistics Canada - Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories". Archived frae the original on 6 Januar 2019. Retrieved 13 Julie 2012.
  17. Swedish-Argentines
  18. 2006 Australian Census Reports 30,375 people of Swedish Ancestry
  19. Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
  20. [1][deid airtin]
  21. Noreen, A. Nordens äldsta folk- och ortnamn (i Fornvännen 1920 sid 32).
  22. name = pokorny>Pokorny. Indogermanisches Etymologisches Woerterbuch. 1959 Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
  23. Hellquist, Elof. 1922. Svensk etymologisk ordbok. Svear
  24. Bandle, Oskar. 2002.

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