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Swed·ish / ˈswēdish/ • adj. of or relating to Sweden, its people, or their language.• n. the North Germanic language of Sweden, also spoken in parts of Finland.


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Swedish National language of Sweden, spoken by virtually all of its 8.7 million people. It is also spoken by many people in Finland. Closely related to Norwegian and Danish, it is a member of the northern branch of the Germanic family of Indo-European languages.

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