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  Press kit: Issues - Multi-ethnic States and the Protection of Minority Rights - World Conference Against Racism
That is, ethnic conflict is not inevitable in multi-ethnic states.
The Swedish-speaking Finns are the largest minority in Finland at 5.71 per cent of the population.
The status of the Swedish-speaking Finns is exceptional compared to that of other national minorities, due to the fact that Swedish is, in addition to Finnish, an official language of Finland.
www.un.org /WCAR/e-kit/minority.htm   (2782 words)

  
  Ethnic Finns
The ethnic Finns are the dominant ethnic group in Finland, and the largest ethnic minority in Sweden, the Sweden-Finns.
Ethnic Finns share a common language and culture, the Finnish culture, although it is common to make a sub-division between Eastern and Western Finns.
The chief distinction made by the Finns is that the Finnic culture is traditionally an agrarian culture — and north of the Gulf of Finland, one dominated by small distantly located farms — while the Sami culture is thought of as traditionally (Pastoralist) nomadic, living and moving in larger extended families.
www.cooldictionary.com /words/Ethnic-Finns.wikipedia   (612 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ethnic Finns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ethnic group in The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
Sweden, the Sweden Finns (ruotsinsuomalaiset in Finnish, sverigefinnarna in Swedish) are a Finnish speaking minority in Sweden.
The Sweden Finns are not to be confused with the Swedish speaking Finland-Swedes in Finland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ethnic-Finns   (2254 words)

  
 Sweden Finns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweden Finns (ruotsinsuomalaiset in Finnish, sverigefinnar in Swedish) are a Finnish speaking minority in Sweden.
In a Finnish mindset the term "Sweden Finn" (ruotsinsuomalaiset) is first and foremost directed at these immigrants and their offspring, who at the end of the 20th century numbered at almost 200,000 first-generation immigrants, and about 250,000 second-generation immigrants.
In the Swedish mindset the term "Sweden Finn" denominates primarily the un-assimilated indigenous minority of ethnic Finns who ended up on the "wrong" side of the border when Sweden was partitioned in 1809, after the Finnish War, and the Russian Grand duchy of Finland was created.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden_Finns   (578 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sweden Finns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ethnic Finns share a common language and culture, although it is common to make a sub-division between...
ethnic Finns who ended up on the "wrong" side of the border when Sweden was partitioned in 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar).
Communities of Finns in Sweden can be traced back to the The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sweden-Finns   (2323 words)

  
 Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 18th century, virtually the whole of Finland was twice occupied by Russian forces (1714–1721 and 1742–1743), known by the Finns as the Greater Wrath and the Lesser Wrath.
Ethnic Finns and Finland Swedes are generally considered to comprise a common nation.
Most Finns (84%) are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, with a minority of 1% belonging to the Finnish Orthodox Church (see Eastern Orthodoxy).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Finland   (3554 words)

  
 A Blond Nation, in a Bind on Immigrants
Some Finns suggest that may be because their egalitarian Lutheran values simply won't tolerate an open appeal to racist sentiments, though they admit that such feelings exist.
Finns don't really want to think about the fact that more immigration is going to be needed, said Jalsoon Ally, 28, an ethnic Pakistani who grew up in southern Africa and graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
Finns will "most likely switch to English" when they meet her, Ally said, and are "always surprised" to learn she speaks Finnish well.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/10/AR2005061001860_pf.html   (1338 words)

  
 Station Information - Sweden Finns
Sweden Finns (Ruotsinsuomalaiset in Finnish, Sverigefinnarna in Swedish) are a Finnish speaking minority in Sweden.
In Swedish usage the term denominates primarily the indigenous minority of ethnic Finns who ended up on the "wrong" side of the border when Sweden was partitioned in 1809, and the Russian Grand duchy of Finland was created.
The emigration caused some alarm in Finland, particularly when it was reported to approach the level of 10% of the Finns, although a great deal of them returned to Finland in the succeeding decades.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/s/sw/sweden_finns.html   (485 words)

  
 Ethnic Finn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An (Click link for more info and facts about indigenous minority) indigenous minority of ethnic Finns also live in (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905) Norway, the (Click link for more info and facts about Kven) Kvens.
Ethnic Finns share a common (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) language and (A particular society at a particular time and place) culture, the Finnish culture, although it is common to make a sub-division between Eastern and Western Finns.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Sami people) Sami people are seen neither as ethnic Finns nor as Finnic, but as one of the more distantly akin (A family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions)) Finno-Ugric peoples.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/E/Et/Ethnic_Finn.htm   (271 words)

  
 An Interior Ellis Island
The Finns who immigrated to the copper mining district held to a pietistic Laestadian (Apostolic) Lutheran belief, to the state-sanctioned Lutheranism of Finland (Suomi Synod) or rejected faith altogether.
For Michigan’s copper district, the Amerikan Suomilainen Lehti, or the “American Finnish People” newspaper, estimated in 1880 that fully one half of ethnic Finns harkened from Norway and Sweden (Finn 12).
These Finns, at the least, were familiar with the basic tenets of socialism and often expressed a willingness to challenge the prevailing capitalist norms of early twentieth-century America (Finn 20).
ethnicity.lib.mtu.edu /groups_Finns.html   (3270 words)

  
 Finland, hotels, cars, information, tips
Ethnic Finns and Finland Swedes are generally considered to comprise a common nation.
The Finland-Swedes are concentrated in the coastal areas; and there is a slight cultural difference between the culture of the Ethnic Finns, focused on lakes and woods, and the more outward-oriented coastal culture of the Finland-Swedes.
Most Finns (84%) are members of the Lutheran Church of Finland, with a minority of 1% belonging to the Finnish Orthodox Church (see Eastern Orthodoxy).
www.flights-and-hotels.com /finland   (2744 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Ethnic Finn Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ethnic Finns are the dominant ethnic group in Finland, and the largest ethnic minority in Sweden, the Sweden Finns.
An indigenous minority of ethnic Finns also live in Norway, the Kvener.
The Samis are seen as neither ethnic Finns nor as Finnic, but as one of the more distantly akin Finno-Ugric peoples.
www.ipedia.com /ethnic_finn.html   (417 words)

  
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The largest miniority is the swedish speaking finns, 6% of the total population.
There old ethnic groups are still today used, but as people get more and more mixed it may be difficult to recognize a certain group.
Many of the ethnic Finns of Russia, known as Ingrians, as they originally settled in the region called Ingria, have, since the end of the 1980s, been allowed to settle in Finland under a simplified procedure.
www.mustiala.hamk.fi /verkkokurssit/michelson/finland/ethnic.htm   (2502 words)

  
 America's Finns Caught 'Karelia Fever'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Red Finns fleeing the victorious Whites crossed the border to Karelia, and in 1920 the Karelian Labor Commune was formed under the leadership of Edvard Gylling, a Finnish patriot who took Soviet citizenship.
According to Takala, many were simply considered Finns by nationality in the records, and of the 15,000 or so ethnic Finns living in Karelia in the mid-1930s, 10,000 were Finns from Finland.
However, unlike Raymond Niskanen, as a Finn he was considered too big a risk to send to the front and instead was put in a labor brigade and shipped east to Chelyabinsk, where he spent nearly five years building the giant metallurgical plant there in horrific conditions.
dev.themoscowtimes.com /stories/2002/11/19/002.html   (2556 words)

  
 Heikki Lunta Culture
The role that stereotype plays in the regional culture of Upper Michigan residents and of the ethnic Finns is strong and has been since early settlers came to the area.
Finns and Sami were alleged to belong to the “Mongole” classification.
One participant carries a makeshift Finnish flag with a sign that reads, “Crazy Finns.” This phrase is frequently used to explain away “Finnish” behavior considered odd by others, such as their use of the sauna bath, which would often be followed by a dive into a snowbank or a frozen body of water.
csumc.wisc.edu /exhibit/HeikkiLunta/culture/culture.html   (1097 words)

  
 Read about Ethnic Finn at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Ethnic Finn and learn about Ethnic Finn here!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eastern Finns are more influenced by Karelian cultural traits, while the Western Finns are more influenced by
Ingrian Finns are Lutherans, which may have contributed to their survival as an ethnos of their own despite harsh treatment in Stalinist and post-Stalinist
The Sami people are seen neither as ethnic Finns nor as Finnic, but as one of the more distantly akin
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Ethnic_Finn   (403 words)

  
 Finnish people -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term is sometimes preferred instead of the Finns, that may be used with more specific ethnic connotations, although this is not neccessarily so.
The 20th century (Click link for more info and facts about history of Finland) history of Finland has made it natural for the Finns to emphasize their bond to their country, (Click link for more info and facts about independent only since 1917) independent only since 1917.
During Finland's early history, many ethnic Finns switched their native mother tongue for Swedish, and after 1808 the movement has been in the other direction.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/finnish_people.htm   (423 words)

  
 Ethnic Groups  Allardt
Kyntäjä, Eve (1997) Ethnic Remigration from the former Soviet Union to Finland - Patterns of Ethnic Identity and Acculturation among the Ingrian Finns.
Kyntäjä, Eve (1996) Acculturation of Ethnic Finns, Estonians and Russians in Finland: Towards the Study of Psychological Acculturation and Ethnic Identity of Migrants.
Pöllä, Matti (1997) Changes in the ethnic composition of the population of Viena Karelia in the 17th-19th centuries.
wwwedu.oulu.fi /sos/nocusot/ETHNIC.HTM   (682 words)

  
 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ethnic discrimination is a recognized problem in Finnish working life, and the know-how of immigrants is not sufficiently appreciated as an 'added value' that can be tapped.
But ethnic discrimination is an offence if an immigrant has the professional and linguistic skills needed for the job.
If good ethnic relations are to be achieved, society must implement a policy that will reduce ethnic and social inequalities and create a level playing field.
www.ttl.fi /Internet/English/Information/Electronic+journals/Tyoterveiset+journal/1999-03+Special+Issue/09.htm   (1649 words)

  
 Aleksanteri-instituutti
The doctoral thesis focuses on the patterns of psychological acculturation, ethnic identity and migration motives among the so called ethnic Finnish return migrants from the former Soviet Union.
In other words, the study focuses on the relationship between what immigrants say they are (ethnic self-identification), and what they actually do to express their ethnic identity (ethnic practices).
The third, most significant aim of the doctoral dissertation is to develop a typology of ethnic return migrants on the basis of different migration motives, in relation to different dimensions, such as ethnic identity, acculturation strategies, social networks and socio-economic status.
www.helsinki.fi /aleksanteri/hankkeet/vaitoskirjat/kyntaja.htm   (483 words)

  
 Where do Finns come from?
As early as the 1960s and ’70s, Finnish researchers made the significant discovery that one quarter of the Finns’ genetic stock is Siberian, and three quarters is European in origin.
This, in a nutshell, explains the origin of the Finns, according to the DNA scientists.
To a great extent, the ethnic identity of the Finns and the Sámis can be defined on the basis of the language they speak.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/where_do.html   (2914 words)

  
 Finnish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finnish (suomi [▶]) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92%) and by ethnic Finns outside Finland.
Finnish is one of two official languages of Finland (the other being Swedish, spoken by a 5% minority) and thus of the European Union.
One of the Far-Northern dialects, Meänkieli, which is spoken on the Swedish side of the border that was created in 1809, is taught in some Swedish schools as a distinct standardized language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Finnish_language   (5333 words)

  
 INGRIAN FINNS
The Ingrian Finns have not been separated from the rest of the Finns since the census of 1939.
The primary one is undoubtedly the ethnic dispersion of the Ingrian Finns, which makes their survival as an nation very dubious.
However, the hopes are curbed by the fact that 13,000 Ingrian Finns have already emigrated to Finland, with another 7,000 waiting their turn.
www.suri.ee /eup/ingrian.html   (582 words)

  
 WHERE DO FINNS COME FROM
The Samis, however, are a much older population in the opinion of DNA scientists, and their origin has yet to be established conclusively.
To a great extent, the ethnic identity of the Finns and the Samis can be defined on the basis of the language they speak.
The Finns speak a Uralic language, as do the Samis, Estonians, the Mari, Ostyaks, Samoyeds and various other ethnic groups.
sydaby.eget.net /swe/jp_finns.htm   (2781 words)

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