Swedish in Sweden





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 7,894,000
World Population 8,173,000
Countries 17
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
People ID 15148
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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,.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Swedish (7,894,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Swedish 7,894,000
For Primary Language: Swedish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1523-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1526-1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (1541-1999)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Bible 2000 Swedish Translation Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica Swedish Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Svenska Folkbibeln Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Swedish Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Portions Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.90 %)
57.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
42.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
1.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
97.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
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Profile Source: Curtis Musser  
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