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Swedish is the official language in Sweden, Åland Islands and Finland and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 90%, it is most widespread in Sweden. A total of about 9 million people worldwide speak Swedish as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SwedenNorthern Europeyes89.5 %9,011,000
FinlandNorthern Europeyes5.5 %303,000
Åland IslandsNorthern Europeyes88.3 %26,000
DenmarkNorthern Europeno0.3 %17,000
NorwayNorthern Europeno0.3 %16,000