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Finland Travel Guide



Finnish, the principal language, is a Finno-Ugric tongue related to Estonian with distant links to Hungarian. The country's second official language is Swedish, although only about 6% of the population speaks it as their primary language. In the south, most towns have Finnish and Swedish names; if the Swedish name is listed first, it indicates more Swedish than Finnish speakers live in that area. A third language, Sami, is actually a group of languages spoken by the Sami, the original dwellers of Lapland in the north, and has semiofficial status in certain northern areas. English is spoken in most cities and resorts.

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