Swedish in Sweden

Population

7,891,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Curtis Musser


Introduction / History

Sweden is deeply rooted in the matters kept closest at heart such as family, religion and traditional holiday celebrations to unite the people. Sweden has one major language, Swedish. Some minorities speak Finnish, Lappish, Norwegian, Arabic and Danish. Most Swedes can also speak English. However, Swedish still remains the official language. As in many countries there are different dialects. The southern Swedish dialect is related to Danish and can be hard even for other Swedes to understand.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. Currently it is Carl XVI Gustaf. Sweden is part of the European Union and its borders are open for immigrants from other countries as well. Their currency is the Swedish Krona. They are not yet part of the Euro currency. Sweden is considered a neutral country.

Swedish people are hard workers living under a socialist government with programs such as long vacations and an extensive welfare system with the goal of not leaving anyone without food or shelter.

Many adults are employed in industrial occupations and office work in the public sector. People in rural areas of Sweden still farm as a major means of employment. The majority of Swedes, nearly one-quarter, are employed in the service industry.

The main religion is Lutheran, and most children are baptized as infants.




Profile Source: Curtis Musser

People Name General Swedish
People Name in Country Swedish
Population in Sweden 7,891,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Swede
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Scandinavian
People Name General Swedish
Ethnic Code CEW19q
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Göta dialect group is south, including parts of Småland, south Swedish provinces, Värmland, Västergötland; Svea is north, including Hälsingland, parts of Östergötland and Uppland, and Swedish-speaking parts of Finland; Southern Swedish in Skåne, Blekinge,

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Swedish (7,891,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Swedish 7,891,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1523-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1526-1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (1541-1999)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Portions
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Swedish
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.90 %)
57.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
42.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
97.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
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