Spoken Languages

There are a variety of languages spoken in Sweden. The most prominant is Swedish, of course, but many people speak Saami and Finnish as well. The final language spoken is Romani. The official language of Sweden is Swedish, which is very similar to the other Scandinavian languages,Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common Scandinavian language of the Viking Era. Saami, a minority language, is spoken by Sweden's oldest ethnic minority, the Saami. The area, historically related to this group of people, can be found in northern Sweden, as well as in northern Finland and Norway.