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FINLAND: DEMOGRAPHICS FOR FOREIGN SPEAKERS CATCHING UP TO SWEDISH SPEAKERS…….

 

Though Swedish speaking Finns make up only 5.4 percent of Finnish society, they have managed to make Swedish the official second language of the country. Swedish politicians also happen to be at the forefront of multiculturalism and the policies that promote and make it into law in Finland, yet in due course, they will end up being swallowed by the very policies that they have helped to create and implement. Right now, due to the economy and to all the complexities involved in the multicultural project, funds are becoming increasingly scarce to fund Swedish speaking projects. It looks like cultural suicide for Swedes is becoming an international affair.

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