Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

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Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

Post by OpenMinded » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:43 pm

Are Swedish-Finns required to learn Finnish the same way everyone else has to learn Swedish - a language only spoken by 5% of the population. I can understand the argument that Swedish is also an official language, but if Swedish-Finns aren't required to learn Finnish (the predominantly spoken language), it's just a little bit unfair and strange.

I have searched for answers online, but couldn't find any.

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Re: Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

Post by Beep_Boop » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:21 pm

In school, yes. Learn it to actually speak it? No.
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Re: Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

Post by Pursuivant » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:15 pm

Except in Åland, which is monolingual.
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Re: Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

Post by foca » Sun May 03, 2015 11:04 pm

Pursuivant wrote:Except in Åland, which is monolingual.

And yet almost everyone speaks Finnish there ....
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Re: Are Swedish-Finns Required To Learn Finnish

Post by Upphew » Mon May 04, 2015 11:17 am

foca wrote:
Pursuivant wrote:Except in Åland, which is monolingual.

And yet almost everyone speaks Finnish there ....

Åland is monolingual and almost everyone speaks Finnish. Finland is bilingual and almost no-one speaks Swedish. And still we have mandatory Swedish. I see the logic. Not.
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