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    Ethnicity of Ålanders

    I was hoping for some opinions as to the ethnicity of the inhabitants of the Åland Islands, particularly from Finns and Swedes.

    Here is what the Almighty Wiki had to say:

    The issue of the ethnicity of the Ålanders, and the correct linguistic classification of their language, remains somewhat sensitive and controversial. They may be considered Ethnic Swedes or Finland-Swedes, however their language is closer to the adjacent dialects in Sweden than to adjacent dialects of Finland-Swedish.
    Last edited by Nausée; Thursday, July 27th, 2006 at 03:35 AM.

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